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April 12, 2017 by
Jay Medley
Yoga provides a host of health benefits, as we’ve discussed many times on our blog. We’ve also gone through how yoga helps mentally, too.

And when life throws you curves, there are certainly some times where emotions are running higher than others. In those instances, it’s important to find a way to bring yourself back to your emotional baseline, which helps to keep stress, anxiety, and depression at bay.

We have listed some typical life scenarios below where yoga can be particularly helpful and why that is. Read on to learn the vast benefits it has on an emotional state even when you think nothing will make a difference.

Life Scenarios Where Yoga Helps You Cope

You’re going through a breakup

Breaking up is hard to do, and it certainly can leave you feeling down. Sometimes when you get into one of these emotional “funks”, if you will, it can be hard to come out of it.

However, yoga is the perfect solution that is bound to make you begin to feel better. This is because yoga is all about focusing on yourself and connecting with your inner-being. The act of doing this allows you to take time to put your ex out of your head and focus on giving yourself the care you need to begin moving on.

So forget Ben and Jerry’s – a yoga mat is your new BFF during a breakup!


You’r job is super stressful

Everyone experiences stress at their place of work at some point or another. Whether you’re constantly busy or if you simply have a heightened busy season, you need to have a way to decompress.

Yoga is proven to neutralize negative experiences and help individuals recover from them faster, too. This is good news for anyone who is slammed at the office and is having a hard time finding time for themselves. The deep breathing and meditative state of yoga is a perfect escape from the day to day!

You just moved to a new city

Moving can be tough, especially when you don’t know many people in your new surroundings. While change and adjustment can be intimidating and scary, the relaxing nature of yoga can help to minimize the intense emotions that accompany such a major life change. Also, a yoga class is a great place to meet new friends, too!

You’re grieving

Grief is an extremely complex emotion that everyone experiences in a different way. Whether you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, pet, relationship, or anything else, we completely understand it can be tough. And while we do not think that yoga can completely rid you of the feeling, it can certainly help.

This is because yoga can help you to physically process deep-rooted feelings and it is a great method of self-care.


As you can see, yoga is a versatile exercise that can have benefits on your mind, body, and soul. Whether or not you’re going through something emotional, it’s a great hobby to have that will leave you feeling better than you did when you walked through the door.

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