Yoga for Emotional Turmoil

yoga for emotional turmoilBy Avalon Hicks

Emotional turmoil, it is something that preys on your mind constantly even if it is not in the forefront. All the worries you currently have, even if you put them aside out of your active conscious thought the pressure they present to your mind and body is still there. It can create a number of issues for you from lack of focus to depression. If it is something active you are dealing with, it can make it so that everything you try to do becomes overwhelming or you have difficulty getting even the smallest thing done. This simply adds more pressure to both the mind and the body.


Yoga is a great way to help get over emotional turmoil or deal with it, if it is currently something going on in your life. Yoga is more than just a physical way to move your body and gain flexibility. It is more than a spiritual practice. It is more than a mental discipline. It brings together all three elements, the body, the mind, and the spirit. It works to bring these into balance.

The first step is to relax the body. When your body is tense, everything is harder. It is hard to deal with emotions and harder to do even the basic daily tasks of life and work. This in turn makes everything that much harder. The movements in Yoga help to stretch the muscles and loosen them. As muscles loosen, tension is released. Once your body starts to relax you can use both the moments and the breathing techniques to help expel that tension from the body.


Once the pressure is off the mind, the movements and breathing of Yoga are designed to help structure thoughts and allow you to slow your mind down. This gives you the opportunity to process what is happening. It can give you the calm center necessary to deal with any type of tragedy. There is also a spiritual component that has nothing to do with religion. Spirit is important; it helps you with your ability to deal with things. A strong spirit has the ability to face difficult situations with strength. Yoga helps you to rediscover this spirit and awaken it within yourself.

It gives you the chance to remind yourself that you are a strong person or discover you are a strong person able to deal with whatever life sends your way. You do not have to become trapped by your own emotional turmoil. Yoga can help you gain the perspective you need to place your emotions in perspective and handle whatever situation has caused the emotional upset currently creating havoc with your life.


You may think that you do not have the time to do Yoga. You are already dealing with an emotional crisis and everything that it brings with it. You may feel that adding one more thing to your schedule may just be too much. If you are unable to attend classes, consider watching a video, many of them are available online and can provide you with a great starting point. If you do not think, you have time for the entire process start with just the breathing exercises.

The breathing exercises are an integral part of Yoga. It is one part of Yoga that can be done anywhere you are and no matter what you are doing. You will find that once you have the breathing down you will start to feel better and be able to deal with things better. Eventually you will find that you can easily add Yoga to your daily routine to help calm emotional turmoil.

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6 thoughts on “Yoga for Emotional Turmoil”

  1. Practicing yoga helps to stretch the muscles and loosen them and it helps for releasing tension. Breathing techniques also help to expel tension from the body.
    So it can be say yoga is very effective for emotional turmoil. Thanks

  2. Yoga is a great way to help get over emotional turmoil. This really worked for me..a breathing technique helps me calm and relax my mind…Thanks for posting this. 🙂

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