There are many physical, mental and emotional benefits of doing yoga including improved sleep quality, heightened mental clarity, increased energy and protection from injury.
Yoga, when practiced regularly, also helps to restore balance in many systems by helping to relieve stress and tension throughout the body.
One system in particular that is positively affected by yoga is the endocrine system.
A combination of mindful and rhythmic movements and breathing helps to deliver more oxygen to cells which not only increases cellular metabolism but also increases circulation of blood and lymph.
Often times, those who attend a yoga class will feel refreshed or energized after the class. Perhaps the reason for this is because this increased circulation is helps to remove toxins that have accumulated in the cells and tissues.
These toxins likely include endocrine disrupting chemicals that interfere with how our glands and hormones operate.
Having high levels of stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) over a long period of time can wreak havoc on the endocrine system. Many ailments you have become accustomed to may be caused by an endocrine imbalance.
These stress hormones play a significant role determine how other endocrine glands and hormones function in the body. When the body is in an unstressed state cortisol levels are low and balance is restored in all other systems in the body. Yoga helps to get the body out of the “fight or flight” mode by reducing high cortisol and adrenaline levels.
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