So how does it work? Most often we see a variety of yoga classes and they are a supplementation for an existing fitness program. However, the main objective of yoga is not necessarily fitness or even weight loss, but it is to produce tranquility in the body and mind. This is profoundly important for anyone with any autoimmune disorder, as multiple studies show the link between stress and auto immune.
Thankfully, yoga has a variety of techniques to appease the emotional brain, which sends adrenaline and cortisol through out the body. For example, every time we hold a posture for a certain period, our cognitive brain gets activated and focuses on balance and concentration. Then, when we are bending forward during our sun salutations, relaxation signals are being sent to the brain through the movement of the neck. So simply bending forward will trigger cognitive brain and relaxation responses at the same time. Keeping a better connection between the two will certainly help to control emotions and will assist with the cultivation of a better stress response. Of course, there are other practices that also help us to address our emotions brain, this is just a quick summary. We would love to be a part of your healing journey, so if you would like to know more, please contact us for more details!