Yoga and Tai Chi to release stress and increase health!

Breathe_wellbeing_grateful_heart_powerful_life_maria_lauren_alberici

“Breathe into well-being with a grateful heart.”

– Maria Lauren, (AKA Maria Elena Alberici)

Who doesn’t want some stress reduction? The stress hormones that are produced by your adrenal glands are decreased when you take a deep breadth while paying attention to specified Yoga postures or Tai Chi movements.

The brain has an effect on your well-being, the subcortical regions of the brain, to be exact. Most exercise dominates the cortex part of the brain. However, the meditative practice of Yoga and Tai Chi dominates the sub-cortex region of the brain. What a relief!

Self-awareness and self acceptance is increased as new energy fills your body when you inhale and old energy leaves your body when you exhale. No one is perfect but you are renewing yourself with every breath heightening introspection into the connection between your body and mind. As you meditate and/or pray with a grateful heart, a positive and rebuilding nature lifts your spirits too!

Your focus to breathing and movements helps with your concentration, memory and circulation flow to your brain and the rest of your body.

“Calmness is achieved by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. Unlike other forms of exercise which stimulates the sympathetic nervous system providing a fight-or flight sensation. Yoga has also been shown to lower the levels of hormone neurotransmitters – dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine – which creates a feeling of calm.” – Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, 2013, 2011

~~~~

The following symptoms are reduced or alleviated through practicing Yoga and/or Tai Chi:

Arthritis, Cancer, Migraines, Constipation, Diabetes, Depression, Back pain, Chronic pain, Chronic bronchitis, Asthma, Parkinson’s disease, Menopause…

If you haven’t explored a Yoga or Tai Chi class, what are you waiting for? The benefits are wonderful. As a Lifestyle Educator at Kaiser Permanente, I teach many different forms of exercise including Tai Chi and Yoga.

  • A shout out to AFAA and NASM re-certification program for fitness enthusiasts and experts to update their knowledge with the latest in health and fitness.

Wishing you all health and vitality,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici

Your Powerful LIFE blog

My website

maria_lauren_yoga_healthy_living

 

“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyright.

Advertisements

Powerful Brain Surgery without a knife

The brain can play tricks on you. so can the world. Choices are made and behaviors are formed. Who are you, really? Only God knows. God, the Creator know what makes you tick.

This month I started the 21 Day Brain Detox, an online daily guide to a toxic free brain. I recommend the course. I’ve finished it and I’m doing it again. Why? I’ve learned that what goes into the brain has to be checked daily.

While I was doing this course the second time around, it seemed as if I was doing it for the first time. I kept asking myself, ‘I don’t remember this….’ Could it be that my brain had developed a new perspective and that the changes in my thinking actually changed my brain?

One thing I know is that it takes more than sheer will power to change and be transformed, it takes a connection to a higher power.

~~~~

Dr. Caroline Leaf, the creator of the 21 Day Brain Detox paved the way for her current research on how scientific principles are supported by Scripture and vice versa.

About… Dr. Leaf is a communication pathologist who has worked in the area of cognitive neuroscience since 1985. She is a pioneer in neuroplasticity – The medical definition of neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life.

~ “By controlling the direction of your mind, you control the direction of your life.

~ It’s not who you Are… but who you have Become.

~ As you Think… so you Are. To Change who you are… Change your Thinking.” – Dr. Caroline Leaf

DR. CAROLINE LEAF SWITCH ON YOUR BRAIN Part 1-3

 

Detox your brain and your life!

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici

Your Powerful LIFE blog

My Website

Relax-n-Renew is a mix of Soothing Music, Visualizations and Bible Verses, by Al Alberici and Maria Lauren.

relax_renew_guided_imagery_soothing_music_bible_verses

 

This is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyrighted.