There are so many positives to practicing yoga. For me, short-term it changes my mood, my level of anxiety and relaxation and it seems to actually help calm down my gut a little bit. I find as I hone in on my body, instead of my surroundings and environment, I am able to better focus with a clear state of mind.
After I complete my routine, I feel refreshed, renewed and like I’ve changed my batteries.
According to Yoga International, “Yoga can reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue in people living with chronic illness, and it can improve immune function. Yoga can also stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that helps you to rest and heal) and increase GABA levels in your body (GABA—gamma-amino butyric acid—is a neurotransmitter which can help calm the brain. Low levels of GABA have been linked to anxiety, depression, and insomnia).”
New to yoga? Try searching for free classes on YouTube to get started!
See the full article here on CrohnsDisease.com: Power of Yoga