Why Does Yoga Make People Feel So Good?

It’s pretty common knowledge that exercise makes you feel good. When you move your body, your brain releases feel good hormones that affect your mood and your mental state.  At Mind to Body yoga studio in Mississauga, we love hearing our clients share their commitment to a healthy lifestyle and how they keep their bodies moving and staying active.  And while we have nothing against running, spinning or other types of exercise, we’re happy to share with you that yoga triumphs over the rest when it comes to making you feel good.

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How Yoga Is Different

Let’s start by recognizing how many different types of yoga there are.  The yoga classes offered at our Mississauga studio range from gentle yoga, to hot yoga to core power yoga.  No matter what your interest and ability level is, there will be a class on our schedule that appeals to you.  This means that just about everyone can experience the feel good benefits that yoga offers.

In addition to releasing serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and other feel good hormones, yoga also:

  • Changes your brain – Higher gamma-amino butyric (GABA) levels are associated with lower levels of depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that the brain’s GABA levels spike after just a single hour of yoga. Impressively, just a single yoga class can start changing your brain chemistry and improve your mood.
  • Gets you to breathe – Every yoga class in our Mississauga studio incorporates elements of focusing on the breath to either invigorate your movements or to help you relax. The ability to be aware of and regulate your breathing is the key in lowering the stress, and being present in the moment–both of which increase feelings of happiness. Breathing exercises on their own are helpful, but breathing exercises paired with the movements of yoga increase feelings of happiness exponentially.
  • Focuses on your posture – You’ve probably never thought about it before, but your posture is related to your mood. In fact, changing your posture can change your mood. Yoga of all types encourages participants to lengthen their spine and sit up straight. These changes in posture help fortify the brain-body connection and as a result, the brain receives more positive messages that help people feel good.
  • Stretches & aligns your body – Other forms of exercise will certainly involve your muscles being stretched but not with a deliberate focus. The poses in yoga are designed to help stretch, strengthen, and align the body. Yoga movements’ aid in pain relief and prevention can help you move easier in everyday life.

Find The Right Yoga Studio In Mississauga

 Yoga practice also prepares the body for meditation, which is an excellent complement to any yoga class and increases feelings of peace and happiness. Mind to Body Yoga, located in Mississauga, not only offers a wide variety of yoga classes taught by exceptional instructors, but we also offer a myriad of holistic health workshops and events – including meditation.

Our yoga studio is founded on the principles of whole health and wellness. We are committed to providing a safe, friendly, soothing spa like environment for you to reach your mind, body and spirit goals by addressing all dimensions of the human system. We’re proud of the community we have built in Mississauga and would love to support you on your journey to feel good too!

Why Does Yoga Make People Feel So Good?
Sara Ryatt
Sara Ryatt
22:35 12 Dec 19
I was in search of a yoga teacher training program and stumbled upon Mind to Body....its become my second home ever since. The yoga teacher training program was very detail oriented and definitely prepared for my yoga journey. They covered a lot of topics like anatomy and basics of ayurveda as well. I continue to attend regular yoga classes there now. They offer many various different types of classes..my favs are the restorative and yin classes. The staff is very inviting and friendly and the studio is very very clean and well maintained. Oh yea...can't forget the complimentary delicious detox tea i have every time i attend a class is a bonus!!read more
olga g
olga g
00:29 05 Nov 19
Great prenatal classes. Would recommend to anyone this place. Inside is very inviting and positive environment.
christal gordon
christal gordon
18:09 01 Nov 19
The mind to body yoga teacher training program was a life changing experience. Not only were we taught the foundations of yoga practice, we were also given the opportunity to form relationships with a variety of yogis. I have grown in confidence since started this program and look forward to start teaching and sharing the joy instilled in me with others. Thank you mind to body!read more
Lindsay LeBlanc
Lindsay LeBlanc
14:51 09 Oct 19
I attended training here and loved it! It is very warm and welcoming, and Pritpal is truly dedicated to serving the community!read more
Louis French Los
Louis French Los
01:51 19 Aug 19
Loved it! Did a drop in today - was visiting from out of town. Staff were super friendly and welcoming gave a great tour. The class was great especially the lavender oil in shavasanaread more
poonam pandher
poonam pandher
17:48 10 Jul 19
If I could give Mind to Body more than 5 stars I would! Since starting at this studio 6 months ago, all my aches and pains have been eliminated. That's due to yoga but more so thanks to the personable, caring, passionate and dedicated instructors. It's a blessing to have found a yoga studio where each class by any instructor here is taught with so much passion and bring their own experiences and way of teaching, teaching the right techniques and foundations of poses (grounding feet and hands) alot of others overlook when teaching. They don't ever ever ever make you feel like you have to do a pose they always tell you to follow your body. Love the variety of classes, started with Restorative yoga and now on to hot detox yoga which I didn't ever think I'd do. Mind to body has a great community of employees and members who are always friendly with a huge smile on their faces. It's been so great to connect with other members especially while having the detox tea, yum! Honestly don't know how they keep it so clean with so many members but it's immaculate and shiny. Floors are always swept and mopped constantly. Couldn't have found a more amazing yoga studio, love you guys for all that you do! It's definitely been a life changing process and I'm excited to continue to grow in every way with all of you :).read more
Nikki Dhillon - Harold M Brathwaite SS (2482)
Nikki Dhillon - Harold M Brathwaite SS (2482)
13:39 28 Mar 19
I found this studio six months ago, after having searched for a calm and rejuvenating space for a long time. I'm so grateful that Mind to Body Yoga has become my space for growth, fitness and connection.I have tried various classes and I love the fact that each and everyone of them is inviting, knowledgeable and caring about the pace and the participants.The studio is always clean and organized.They also offers many classes on meditation and restorative yoga to enhance and learn new techniques.I have certainly achieved a better mind to body connection since I joined this studio.read more
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