Yoga helps calm the mind
Yoga is known for its ability to ease stress and relax our body and mind. Multiple studies have shown that it can decrease the secretion of cortisol, the primary stress hormone, and people struggling with anxiety will find doing yoga an efficient way to calm their minds.
A study aiming to evaluate the potential effects of yoga demonstrated its powerful effect on stress by following 24 women who perceived themselves as emotionally distressed. After a three-month yoga program, the women had reduced levels of cortisol. They also had fewer instances of anxiety, fatigue, and depression.
What’s the science behind it? Meditation is the key to yoga. There is sometimes some confusion about the meaning of meditation, but it’s not as complicated as you may think. You can meditate anywhere that is quiet, whenever you like. While we practice yoga, our only focus should be our movements and breath, and that’s how we get into a meditative state. We’re often so busy we don’t take the time to reflect on how things impact us mentally therefore meditation improves our quality of life by giving our mind the time to process everything that goes on in our lives, leaving us relaxed and, perhaps, with a different perspective on things.