Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? Are you struggling with anxiety and finding it difficult to relax? If so, you’re not alone. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s common to experience stress and anxiety on a regular basis. The good news is that yoga can help!
At Midleton, Ballincollig Yoga Studios, and in Alaya Yoga Online we offer Gentle Glow and Restore and Revive yoga classes that are specifically designed to benefit the nervous system and alleviate anxiety and cortisol levels in the body. These classes are ideal for anyone who is looking to reduce stress, calm their mind, and improve their overall well-being.
Gentle Glow is a gentle, slow-paced class that is perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to take it easy. This class focuses on gentle stretches and movements that help to release tension in the body, improve flexibility, and promote relaxation. It’s a great way to unwind after a long day of work and soothe the nervous system.
Restore and Revive is a restorative class that is designed to help students develop strength and flexibility while reducing stress and anxiety. This class combines gentle movements with longer holds and meditation, providing a full-body workout that also benefits the mind. By incorporating deep breaths and meditation, students learn to let go of their thoughts and emotions, which has a positive impact on their overall mental and emotional health.
So, how do these classes benefit the nervous system, alleviate anxiety, and lower cortisol levels in the body? When we experience stress, our body releases cortisol, a hormone that prepares us for the “fight or flight” response. This response can be useful in certain situations, but when we experience chronic stress, our cortisol levels remain high, which can lead to a range of health problems, including anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
Yoga, and in particular Gentle Glow and Restore and Revive classes, can help to reduce cortisol levels in the body. When we practice yoga, we activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the “rest and digest” response. This response helps to counteract the effects of cortisol, reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
In addition to reducing cortisol levels, yoga can also help to increase GABA levels in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate anxiety and promote feelings of calm and relaxation. By increasing your GABA levels, yoga can help to alleviate anxiety and promote a sense of well-being.
So, if you’re looking to reduce stress, calm your mind, and improve your overall well-being, consider trying Gentle Glow or Restore and Revive yoga classes at our local and online Yoga studios. Our experienced instructors will guide you through a practice that is tailored to your needs, helping you to release tension, find inner peace, and restore balance to your body and mind. Come and join us on the mat – your nervous system will thank you!
Alaya Yoga Online Restore and Revive Mondays 8 pm and Tuesdays 7:15 pm
Alaya Yoga Online Gentle Glow Sundays 11:15 am
Ballincollig Yoga Studio Restore and Revive Mondays 8 pm
Ballincollig Yoga Studio Gentle Glow Sundays 11:30 am and Mondays 10 am
Midleton Yoga Studio Restore and Revive Fridays 7:45 pm Midleton Yoga Studio Gentle Glow Tuesdays 7:45 pm, Wednesdays 9:30 am, Fridays 11 am, and Sundays 11:15 am