Neuroscience of Yoga –
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Yoga combines breathing exercises, meditation, and poses that are proven to benefit mental and physical health

Gentle yoga practice reduces the stress hormone cortisol in the body thus activating the calming response of the autonomic nervous system

Yoga triggers the release of chemical gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, a neurochemical responsible for regulating nerve activity

Yoga has been found to increase activity in the anterior cingulate cortex and the medial prefrontal cortex, brain areas that are associated with empathy, gratitude, and kindness

Both movement-based yoga therapies and breathing-based practices have been shown to significantly improve depressive symptoms [source]

Yoga Nidra, which is a body scan/guided meditation, has been shown to conclusively reduce symptoms of anxiety [source]

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Yoga for PTSD

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