hances are your gym or workout routine has been derailed by the coronavirus. Gyms and studios across the country have shut down indefinitely while the virus runs its course, but that doesn’t mean you should just stop exercising. You can accomplish two things at once by starting a yoga routine: Stay in shape and reduce your anxiety about the state of the world. It doesn’t take much to practice yoga at home, either. Entrepreneurreaders can unlimited access to online classes with YogaDownload for an entire year, on sale for just $29.
And yoga, it turns out, has many benefits.
1. Relieves anxiety. Several studies have shown that practicing yoga can reduce anxiety and even lower your levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.
2. Fends off depression. Speaking of cortisol, those same studies found that by reducing stress hormones, yoga may also decrease symptoms of depression.
Excerpted from the Houston Chronicle