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a. Meditation and yoga greatly helps people to reduce stress and improve their focus in life. Medical studies have proven that both these stress reduction methods provides essential benefits that include reduction in behavioral impairments induced by stress, such as enhanced energy and enthusiasm for life, improved self-esteem, and escalated capacity to cope both short and long-term stressful situations more effectively.
In the biobehavioral model, the body responds to the wear and tear that stress produces. When demands and pressures coming from external or internal stimuli get out of hand, the stress response becomes either extremely intense, occurs very often, or endures extensively. At this point the physical and mental symptoms makes things even worse by becoming sources of demand and pressure in and of themselves (Stress Directions, 2007).
Both meditation and yoga gives us enhanced awareness and learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life. It gives a person a power to take charge in his life, and the ability to do things for yourself that no other else can do for you.
Most people have been encountering loss of awareness to things outside our body and even within. This "mindlessness" makes us forgetful. It also urges us to feel that we are separated from ourselves-leading us to think that we are living life mechanically. ...
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