A great way to handle stress is to meditate! Meditation has been a form of relaxation since history began. Although it originated as a religious practice, many use it for spiritual, mental, and even physical relaxation. Meditation is proven to decrease the level of the stress hormone; cortisol. It can also combat stress-related conditions such as high blood pressure, sleep problems and depression. There are many types of meditation that you can utilize when you’re stressed. A popular way to alleviate stress in form of meditation is by doing yoga while listening to calming music. There are many yoga poses created to relieve stress. Soft music or nature sounds can help soothe anxiety. The child’s pose is a perfect example of a yoga pose that helps calm and relieve you. Start with child’s pose and make yoga a regular occurrence in your routine!