Must-Read: Time For Yoga Talk
If you’re reading this before 9am, chances are you’re preparing to experience some shit in your day. If you’re reading this after 5pm, chances are you had some annoying shit during the day. This is just the cycle of a day if you’re in the 9-to-5 workday. Luckily, there’s a way you can actually alleviate some of the mental stress that accompanies your day simply by taking a few minutes or an hour out of a day that will have all sorts of benefits to your health.
That way? Yoga:
Confirming this is a new study conducted by the researchers at Boston University School of Medicine. who found that yoga practitioners increased GABA levels in the brain by 27% after a session. GABA, or Gamma-aminobutyric acid, is a main neurotransmitter in the brain responsible for regulating other neurotransmitters that reduces stress and anxiety. “[Yoga] is resetting everything that keeps you happy and healthy. It’s calming,” Stiles explains.
The above-linked article over at Men’s Fitness is the one alerting to this. Now, we ourselves have only dabbled in yoga a few times before, and it was seemingly helpful and worthwhile each time we did it. But for whatever reason it never lasted or we got bored with it or something else caught our attention. But what about you folks? Have any experiences — positive or negative — with the art of yoga? Do you also have trouble sticking to it? Please direct all YogaSpeak to the comments below.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.