A lot of people struggle with restless minds that seem to be constantly filled with worrisome thoughts and fears about the future. These thoughts can become the source of serious anxiety and uneasiness if not taken care properly. The root cause of these types of thoughts and feelings very often lay in outside aspects of your life, such as the fear of you may lose your job or having a family member facing an illness etc.
Such thoughts trigger a chemical reaction in the brain that release hormones that can enhance the negative feelings, leaving our mind whirring with negative thoughts and general anxiousness.
One the best way to get rid of these harmful thoughts and reduce stress is through a calming practice. And what else can be better than Yoga, which helps us to regulate the chemical processes and cope up with the emotional side effects.
Calming effects of Yoga
Yoga's calming powers come from its physical movement aspect, proper vegetarian diet and with meditation.
Yoga asanas has been shown to provide immense benefits to clarity of mind and overall emotional balance due to the release of endorphins.
These hormones cause a sense of euphoria and general happiness, which help us to combat negative thoughts by boosting our mood and allowing us to focus on to be positive in life.
Yoga can be incredibly demanding physically at any level, resulting in a strong and steady release of endorphins. Yoga also helps to calm you because its movements initiate a form of meditation that leads to a greater clarity of mind.
Meditative yoga also helps us to gain a stronger overall focus, as the asanas and movements require a great deal of concentration to perform correctly.
Regular practice of yoga helps to train our mind to focus on the present situation, rather than worrying about the past or the future, and in turn leads to a calmness that extends beyond the practice.