Mrs. Madhavi Singh1
Dr. Sudhinta Sinha2
Clinical Psychologist& Associate Professor
Dept. of Psychology
In the modern world we face stress in every sphere and every step of our life, whether we are in school, college, office etc. students face stress due to exam , serviceman face stress due to huge pile of pending work etc. As a result people often practice medications like taking sedatives, narcotics and tranquilizers (medicines to cure anxiety).Which calms the mind but in future it creates serious other maladies. But still there is a therapy which is purely natural and is considered to be the best weapon against stress and that is “YOGA”. Yoga is the ancient mantra for sound health. It has been practiced by several „Rishi-Munis‟ in ancient India and now has become a major concern among the modern era too. Virtually everyone can see physical benefits from yoga, and its practice can also give psychological benefits such as stress reduction and a sense of well-being, and spiritual benefits, such as feeling of connectedness with God or spirit, or a feeling of transcendence. In this paper nature of yoga and its importance in reducing stress have been discussed.