Does yoga help your brain? When stress levels rise, you tense up, your heart races, and your attention shifts. This shift to “fight or flight” mode is automatic, but that doesn’t mean it’s out of your control. Yoga teaches you to gain control over your, movement, breathing, and mind with the aim of turning on the body’s “relaxation response”. When the body is relaxed your brain can function better. Just 20-minutes of yoga may help you think better. So the next time your head’s feeling foggy, consider skipping the energy drink and go for a yoga class instead!
Free Yoga Classes: Many local Affiliates of Susan G. Komen offer free Yoga classes. Click here to find Komen in your area. For those of you in the greater Birmingham area, the North Central Alabama Affiliate hosts yoga every Monday night for survivors and co-survivors at 6:00 pm. Call 205-263-1700 for more details.
Find a Yoga Class Near You: For those of you who may not live near a local Komen office, YogaFinder.com can help you locate a yoga class near you.