Home > Medical > Stress > Stress News 08 May 2019 WATCH: 5 yoga poses to help reduce stress Fancy trying the sleeping swan for a bit of stress relief? 0 From the sleeping swan, to the hero, here are five yoga poses to help reduce stress.Image credit: iStock Related articles WATCH: Is living in a city bad for your health? An expert cautions on ‘city stress’ A renowned psychiatrist and stress researcher talks about the physical and psychological impact of city life - and looks at ways of finding peace and tranquility. Get back to nature to put stress at bay - 60-90 minutes in the outdoors will do the trick For the greatest payoff, we should spend 20 to 30 minutes at least three times a week sitting or walking in a place that provides us with a sense of nature. Severe stress may send immune system into overdrive Autoimmune diseases turn the body's natural protection against itself by attacking healthy cells.