March 12, 2016 william

The Science Behind Yoga

Numerous studies show that yoga works for both weight loss and stress relief. How can bending your body change your body chemistry? Here’s the science behind these poses.

1. Stress Elicits 2 Brain Responses: Logical and Emotional

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While the emotional part of the brain initiates the stress response, the logical part tries to fight it. When the logical part of the brain is successful, the body is signaled it can then relax. Yoga attempts to train this stress control circuit. Click the link below to see a more thorough explanation.

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