My Brain on Yoga

this-is-my-brain-fbmy-brain-on-yoga-text-fbYoga does so much more than make us strong and flexible.  Modern science has been exploring the 5,000 year old practice and here’s what it has found:

1. Yoga increases GABA, serotonin, and dopamine which are neurotransmitters that are responsible for relaxation and contentedness.

2. Yoga increases our neuroplasticity which allows us to learn something new as well as change the way we currently do things.

3. Yoga actually changes the shape of our brains by thickening the layers of the cerebral cortex.  This is the part of our brain that determines our intelligence and is associated with higher learning.

Would you like to be stronger, more flexible AND smarter, peaceful and open minded?  Join me this Friday for a community hot yoga class from 2-3 at Towson Yoga Works!

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