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Yoga Can Boost Your Mental Health

Updated: May 25, 2022

Did you know that yoga can -

  • Lower stress hormones in the body

  • Increase the feel-good chemicals in our bodies, like endorphins

  • Assist in regulating mood and emotions

  • Slow the natural aging process

  • Reduces shrinking of the brain and protects cognition and memory as we age

  • Lower our fight, flight, or freeze response by activating our parasympathetic nervous system

  • Lower negative emotions such as depression, anxiety, and anger

  • Increases the function of the Vagus nerve to help us recover from stressful events and increase mindfulness

  • Decrease cortisol levels

  • Reduce anxiety, release tension, increase relaxation, and assist with focusing on the present.

  • Increase muscle tone, endurance, and strength in the body

  • Improve sleep patterns and quality of life

  • Promotes compassionate awareness of our inner dialogue

  • Provides space for intentional thought patterns

Yoga is an incredible way to boost the way you are feeling, enhance your mood and contribute to positive mental health. If you are interested in more information and would like to increase your overall well-being, please reach out to Michele Ruhmann LCMHC at Transcendent Wellness at 252-221-9756 or

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