How Yoga Promotes Happy hormones
- “Happy hormones” is a colloquial term used to refer to a group of hormones that are associated with positive emotions and overall well-being. These hormones include:
- Endorphins: These are neurotransmitters that are produced in response to stress, pain, or physical exertion. They are known to relieve pain and promote feelings of pleasure and happiness.
- Serotonin: This hormone is often referred to as the “feel-good” hormone. It is involved in regulating mood, appetite, and sleep. Low levels of serotonin have been linked to depression and anxiety.
- Dopamine: This hormone is associated with pleasure and reward. It is released when we engage in activities that we enjoy, such as eating, exercising, or spending time with loved ones.
- Oxytocin: This hormone is sometimes called the “love hormone” or the “cuddle hormone.” It is released during physical touch, such as hugging, kissing, or holding hands, and is believed to promote feelings of connection and bonding.
- Engaging in activities that promote the production of these hormones, such as exercise, socializing, or spending time in nature, can help boost your mood and overall well-being. Additionally, practices such as meditation, yoga, and mindfulness can help regulate these hormones and promote a sense of calm and contentment.