Beach Yoga & Happy Hormones

Ever wonder why you feel so amazing after Yoga by the Beach?

Here’s why?

🌟 Dopamine - the reward chemical from doing self care activity.

Dopamine leads to feelings of excitement and joy. It is a chemical that is released in anticipation of happiness, when we are working towards achieving goals.

Our ancestors experienced this chemical when they found sources of food as their need for survival was met. We can experience the effects of dopamine when we achieve any goal in our day to day lives. For instance, when you schedule your next yoga class and you show up on your mat, you get an instant hit of Dopamine.

🌟 Serotonin - the mood stabiliser from being in the Sun and mindfulness activity.

Exposure to sunlight is thought to increase the brain's release of a hormone called serotonin. This is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. When you practice yoga in the beautiful sunshine, how amazing you would feel.

If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand. – Buddha

🌟 Endorphins - the pain killer from movement and laughter.

The brain releases endorphins in response to actual or anticipated pain. This ensured survival as it masks pain and allows us to run for our lives. Endorphins are responsible for the rush and “high” we feel after exercise or “Yoga high” we get in Savasana. Laughter also triggers the release of endorphins.

Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. (hence why laughing in chair pose is a very good way to kill the pain) ⁣

🌟 Oxytocin- the love hormone from the connection with your body and mind. gratitude towards the body and nature.

The ‘love hormone’

Oxytocin helps you to relax and reduces blood pressure and cortisol levels.

Yoga is now well recognised as one of the ways to encourage the body to

release this amazing hormone and built in anti-stress mechanism.

When the various limbs of yoga are practised, oxytocin is released. Deep

breathing warms the body, and warmth is one of the key elements that allow

us to release Oxytocin.

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. – Rachel Carson

See you at Shelly Beach Park every morning (weather permitting)

🌈 9am Weekendand

🌈 9:30am Weekdays

⁣ Come & Release your happiness chemical

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