Yoga and meditation are two practices hailed as gold standards in relaxation. Stress can trigger our fight or flight response, resulting in increased blood pressure, heart rate, and more cortisol and adrenaline secretion. Meditation and yoga can help to combat this, as they activate the body’s relaxation response - which gives us hormones such as serotonin and endorphins.
Practising yoga at home is a beginner-friendly way to ease yourself into a regular practice. Try not to worry if you don’t reach an enlightened state of mind during your first session; learning how to switch off your mind and focus on yourself is something that must be learned gradually.