Carrick Institute

Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong for Reducing Stress Levels

🧠 Stress awareness tip: There is much evidence that yoga, tai chi and qigong are effective practices in reducing stress levels. 🧘🏻‍♀️ Much of the research emphasizes the mind-body connection and the meditative aspects of these activities, linking movement to breath and mindfulness. Other benefits of these practices on stress reduction include—

🌿 Better ability to adapt to stressors
🌿 Increased feelings of confidence, self-esteem and awareness of self
🌿 Increased musculoskeletal activation and awareness

We know that the brain is activated by movement— the brain thrives off of the movement we create. 🧠 Knowing this, introducing a practice focused on the concentration of movements and self-awareness would create a change to our mental state.

Do you practice yoga, tai chi or qigong? If so, what effects have you experienced with your practice?

Sources: Francis, Alisha L., and Rhonda Cross Beemer. “How Does Yoga Reduce Stress? Embodied Cognition and Emotion Highlight the Influence of the Musculoskeletal System.” Complementary therapies in medicine (2019).
https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/artic…/pii/S0965229918308574
Abbott R, Lavretsky H. Tai Chi and Qigong for the treatment and prevention of mental disorders. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2013;36(1):109–119. doi:10.1016/j.psc.2013.01.011 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3917559/

#carricktrained #yoga #taichi #qigong #meditation #stressawareness#stressreduction #stress #carrickinsight #neuroscience #education#doctors

 

Scroll to Top