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Can yoga really help in processing grief?
in order to understand this concept let's first discuss how our brains react to things that make us feel good like falling in love. When you’re in the throes of romantic love, areas of your brain’s pleasure centers are overloaded with feel-good neurochemicals, including dopamine and oxytocin. But if you lose that love, those chemical levels plummet and stress hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol, and epinephrine flood in, bringing with them anxiety and sadness. That influx of stress hormones also launches your nervous system into fight-or-flight mode. As a result, extra blood flows to your muscles, which tense up for action, sometimes causing that tight, squeezing sensation in your chest
The mayoclinic.org says ‘Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and boosts energy supplies. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream, enhances your brain’s use of glucose and increases the availability of substances that repair tissues.’
Once released into your bloodstream you can't simply put stress hormones back into your adrenal gland. A clinically proven way to release stress is through exercises like yoga
It is no wonder that my body gravitated towards yoga when I felt sadness after the passing of my father
How yoga consoled my soul when I lost my business
I can recount countless times I went to my mat for solitude and peace
Tell us how yoga was your hope I'm times of grief
Thank you for all your wonderful sharing
Your transparency is so refreshing
Namaste dear yogis
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