Our bodies are constantly exposed to dangerous physical and mental toxins. Toxic chemical exposure comes from our food, water, and even the air we breathe. Our mind can also become dangerously overwhelmed from non-stop stimulation. Yoga is a way of living that can promote a healthy mind and body.
Cortisol is a hormone that is released in response to stress. By simply doing a forward fold yoga pose (touch your toes), you can reduce your cortisol levels. So next time you feel stressed out, touch your toes! By practicing yoga, you promote flexibility and relaxation which helps to alleviate chronic pain. In addition, yoga can lower blood pressure which improves sleeping. For a bonus, use an infrared light for hot yoga to help reset your mitochondria (the powerhouses of our cells) and sweat out the toxins!