Rejuvenating Yoga For Mind and Body

Time, stress, aging, and illness can wear us down. Although a certain about of wear and tear is inevitable a lot can be avoided or even reversed. Having practiced yoga for years and taught yoga to over 1,000 people over 14 years, I have experienced and seen in students the rejuvenation effects of a consistent yoga practice. There are many ways yoga helps rejuvenate us.

Benefits of Rejuvenating Yoga

  • Stress reduction – Can yoga heal the brain? One of the biggest causes of wear and breakdown of bodily systems, also called weathering, is stress. Roughly 90% of health issues GPs see are stress-related. Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system or the body’s Fight-Flight-Fawn-Freeze response. Yoga poses, breathing, and meditation relaxes the body and mind activating the opposite parasympathetic nervous system or Rest-Digest/ Feed-Breed responses that help the body function normally and make necessary repairs.  
  • Hormone balancing – Rejuvenating yoga is great for hormone balancing. When our hormones are imbalanced our bodies don’t function optimally leading to hormone-related problems e.g. weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, diabetes, or reproductive system issues (infertility, painful periods, loss of libido). While part of yoga’s hormone- balancing-benefits come from stress relief, (yes – stress can disrupt our hormones) the squeezing and stretching in yoga poses directly positively affects our hormone-secreting endocrine glands. 
  • Improving posture – “You are as old as your spine” goes the adage. Modern sedentary lifestyles of business professionals have us sitting more, slouching in chairs and sofas while doing fewer back-strengthening activities. Bad posture means our organs, mostly in the front of the spine, can’t work optimally. Yoga poses stretch tight muscles and strengthens weakened muscles to improve posture and the working of the body.

Learn More About The Benefits of Rejuvenating Yoga

There are various ways yoga helps rejuvenate us physically, emotionally, and mentally. The rejuvenation benefits of yoga are not independent of the style of yoga or other aspects of life such as mindset, nutrition, or emotional well-being.

If you are a functional doctor, holistic healer, acupuncturist, nutritionist, therapist, massage therapist or chiropractor, or related professional, I would be interested in working together to provide more holistic, effective, and quicker positive outcomes for our clients. If you aren’t in any of these professions but know someone who is, send this blog to them, and encourage them to attend my upcoming presentation.

To find out more about the rejuvenation pathways of yoga and or to explore opportunities to collaborate, you are welcome to attend my online presentation on How Yoga Rejuvenates Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 am. Click below to register.