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Modern life has become a 'rat race' and none is spared by this whirlpool of stress. Frequent stressful experience leads to the failure of our homeostatic, self-regulating mechanism causing disease, premature aging and early or sudden death. Stress weakens our immune system making us more vulnerable to infections. Numerous psychosomatic diseases are caused, aggravated or worsened by stress. These include a wide variety of conditions ranging from the common cold to peptic ulcers, headaches, backaches, diabetes mellitus, bronchial asthma, insomnia and hypertension. Yoga, a wholistic science of life, deals with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Various aspects of Yoga help in the prevention and management of stress. This presentation highlights various Asanas, Pranayamas and Kriyas that produce a strong and resilient body capable of withstanding any amount of stress. Different Yogic 'Stress Relievers' unique to the Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga tradition of Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri are also introduced to help relieve our 'pent up' emotions as well as 'temper' our reaction to stressful situations. SECTION 1: JATTIS (LOOSENING PRACTICES) 1. Hastha Jattis (movements of the hands) 2. Pada Jattis (movements of the feet) 3. Shirsha Jathi (the head rolling action) 4. Nishpandha Jathi (the rag doll action) 5. Kati Jathi (the torso grinding action). SECTION 2: HATHA YOGA PRACTICES FOR PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL EQUILIBRIUM 1. Sukha Asana 2. Vajra Asana 3. Brahma Mudra 4. Mukha Bhastrika and Dharmika Asana 5. Chatus Pada Asana and Kriya 6. Vyagraha Pranayama 7. Meru Asana 8. Pada Hastha Kriya 9. Hakara Kriya 10. Nasarga Mukha Bhastrika 11. Malla Kriya 12. Baddhakona Kriya 13. Pavana Mukta Asanas 14. Bhujangini Mudra. SECTION 3: PRANAYAMAS FOR STRESS REDUCTION 1. Pranava Pranayama 2. Chandra Pranayama 3. Brahmari Pranayama. SECTION 4: HATHA YOGA RELAXATION PRACTICES 1. Spandha Nishpandha Kriya 2. Shava Asana. Made by International Centre for Yoga Education and Research at Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry.