December 21, 2019 2 min to read
How enhancing your body can enhance your mind
Have you ever heard of something called the mind-body connection? If so, that’s probably because it’s stressed a lot, in environments such as health clinics or gyms.
However, it’s stressed so much, by so many professionals, for a reason – it’s completely true.
The mind and body are closely connected through hormones and thought processes, making it imperative that you care for both to enjoy true health and happiness.
Interested in making the magic happen? We’ve compiled a list of the ways doing activities such as yoga to enhance your body can enhance your mind in the process.
Endorphins. When you exercise, whether you’re running, lifting weights, biking, or – you guessed it – doing yoga, your body releases hormones called endorphins.
These are known as the “happy” drug for your body, and release feelings of tension, anxiety, and sadness. If you’ve ever heard of the “runner’s high,” this hormone is what gives it its name!
Releasing endorphins each day by exercising not only relieves stress in the moment, but makes you happier for hours and can promote better, more restful sleep, and more meaningful connections with other people.
Next time your mind is in a slump, try grabbing a yoga mat and doing some calming exercises to get yourself out of the rut.
It’s even been proven that working out at the same time every day trains your body to release endorphins at a certain time, meaning working out routinely before your mid-morning slump or afternoon laziness usually hits can help spike your energy around these times and keep you feeling great!
Confidence. Who says hormones are responsible for the entire mind-body connection? Feeling confident has been proven to not only make people more likely to smile, but more likely to find success from day-to-day.
Confident people are seen as more reliable and energetic, and also tend to be happier. The truth is, confidence can come about in a lot of ways – but one of the most tried and true methods of feeling great in your own skin is pushing your body physically, not to achieve any certain look, but to prove just how strong and tenacious your body can be!
Knowing that your body can accomplish great things makes you feel better about your image, and can impact not only your mind, but the trajectory of your life, through the…
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