While some stress is good for you, too much of it for too long will harm your physical, mental and emotional health.
There are several helpful ways to relieve stress, such as yoga and meditation.
Dr. Stephen Berkwitz is the department head of religious studies at Missouri State University, with expertise in South Asian religions and culture. He offers some insights about yoga and meditation, as well as tips and advice for practicing them.
A few ways to find a yoga studio or meditation group to join include asking recommendations from family and friends, and checking out online advertisements and reviews.