Moving your body gets the heart beating and your blood flowing! Not only is movement beneficial for your body physically, it can also have a profound effect on your brain chemistry and inclination to have a more positive outlook on life.
The science behind the correlation is when you exercise, your body releases endorphins which are hormones that inhibit the transmission of pain signals, providing the body with a sense of euphoria. This is what makes you feel happier, instantly!
In addition, moving your body can alleviate stress, nourish and oxygenate your cells and boost energy levels. As a bonus when moving, you naturally become present in the moment and disconnected from the distractions that come with everyday life.
In this class you will be instructed by Rodney Yee who will take you through an energetic, 10-minute, full-body yoga practice perfect for those who have limited time. You’ll begin in a downward dog, move through a series of balanced standing postures to stretch and strengthen each plane of the body, and close with seated twists and folds.
Yoga is one of our favorite ways to move, but you shouldn’t feel limited to this type of movement. Whatever your mode of moving, or preference find something that aligns with your schedule and brings you the most joy - something that can become habitual in your daily routine.
James Colquhoun is a Wellness Pioneer, filmmaker of Food Matters and Hungry For Change and founder of FMTV.
Rodney Yee is one of the most recognized yoga teachers in the world and is considered a pioneer of yoga in the United States.