Meditation and it’s Many Benefits

If you think meditation is something only Buddhist monks (or people with lives a lot less crazed than yours) can do, think again. Not only can anyone meditate, but there are myriad health and well-being benefits to be gained from a simple, daily meditation practice. For starters, meditation can decrease blood pressure as well as cortisol (a stress hormone) and cholesterol. It can increase creativity, … Continue reading Meditation and it’s Many Benefits

Bhastrika Pranayama

Managing Stress Through Yoga (Relaxation Response)

What is Stress? In simple terms, it’s the response of our body to a hormone imbalance. The brain signals the release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in response to events or thoughts. These hormones affect everything, and can cause physical, mental and emotional reactions. In small amounts, stress can be beneficial and motivational. However, too much stress causes negative changes to your physiology. … Continue reading Managing Stress Through Yoga (Relaxation Response)