The relaxing, meditative aspect of yoga can build up your emotional resilience, helping you to stay calmer during times of stress.
Over time, a regular yoga practice cultivates this "relaxation response," enabling you to be less reactive to stress and intense emotions
Stress — an unavoidable part of our daily lives — activates the body's fight-or-flight response. This triggers a rise in heart rate, blood pressure, and the release of stress hormones.
Yoga helps activate the opposite effect, known as the rest-and-digest response.
Scientific study of yoga demonstrates that mental and physical health are not just closely allied, but are essentially equivalent. The evidence is growing that yoga practice is a relatively low-risk, high-yield approach to improving overall health.