Yoga for Stress Management in Environmental Health Engineering Students

Mahesh Narain Tripathi, Sony Kumari, Sham Ganpat Tikhe


Being an Environmental Health Engineering (EHE) student in the age of social media and hyper connectivity can be stressful and emotionally draining. The mental and emotional well being of an EHE student is directly connected to their physical health, and yoga provides different ways to support the subtle aspects of the mind, ego, and intellect. Yoga is a mind and body practice that teaches the methods of coping with stress, finding presence, and becoming self-aware.

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