Over the last two decades, the researchers studied the brain’s response to yoga in great detail. Yoga is an easy way for relaxation. Stress relief is the main advantage of yoga exercises. Ten minutes Mindful meditation with yoga is a good combination for health benefits.
Stress relief starts with identifying the sources of stress in your life. You can do daily kriya yoga pranayama.
The stress hormones cycles among these three glands, namely hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis works in a feedback loop. When you’re faced with a major stress, the cone-shaped hypothalamus at the base of your brain releases CRH (corticotrophin-releasing hormone), which then does a hula dance on your pituitary gland, stimulating it to release another hormone called ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) into your bloodstream.
ACTH signals your adrenal glands to release cortisol and facilitates production and then release of norepinephrine (also known as adrenaline, the fight-or-flight chemical). These four chemicals serve as your body’s SWAT team—they respond to emergencies.
Adrenaline increases your blood pressure and heart rate, while cortisol releases sugar in the form of glucose to fuel your muscles and your mind. Then, to close the loop, cortisol travels back to the hypothalamus to stop the good production of CRH. Stress over, hormones released, body returns to normal.
Regular yoga exercise revitalize the feedback loop. Walking in the morning is a very good practice.
“If you want to conquer anxiety in life – live in the breath, live in the moment.” – Amit Ray