You’re busy. You’re tired. You’re stressed. And you’ve heard from everyone and their mother that yoga for stress relief would be good for you. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. 44% of Americans say their stress has gone up in the past five years. At the same time, 36.7 million people are practicing yoga in the U.S. One of the most popular beliefs about yoga? It’s great for stress relief. Here’s how this yoga thing works – and how you can use a yoga practice to lower your stress levels for a happier, healthier life.