LIFESTYLE

Combat inflammation with restorative yoga

Yoga is a practice known to reduce stress levels. It predominantly focuses on the breath.

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•Yoga is a practice known to reduce stress levels. It predominantly focuses on the breath.

Triyoga (triyoga.co.uk) therapist Penelope Zikic has rounded up four ways yoga and massage can aid in recovery.

1. Beat stress - High stress levels play a big role in inflammation.

Yoga is a practice known to reduce stress levels. Predominantly the focus on breath, essential in all yoga practices, helps to calm and balance the body's parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system which helps our body regulate stress levels and its reaction to overstimulation, aid our 'rest and digest' system and encourage relaxation.

It also boosts blood flow.