Yoga's benefits for relaxation as taught at Rising Sun Yoga by yoga instructor, Darren Simonds,

Everyday life can get hectic. A typical week can mean balancing work, school, appointments, sports practice, errands, family life, and more! If you're busy with work, school, or other activities, you might know what it's like to feel frazzled. When your average day feels tense and tiring, it's time to hit the yoga mat.

Benefits of Relaxing Yoga Poses
Challenging activities stimulate the body's sympathetic nervous system, which provokes what's known as the "fight-or-flight" response. This puts your normal body functions on hold (such as digestion), while your body prepares for survival. Yoga creates the opposite reaction. Relaxing your body and mind stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the "rest-and-digest" response. Your internal organs return to their normal functions and your body can once again perform at its peak. Regularly practising relaxing yoga poses can keep your body and mind in tip-top shape!



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