Live with less stress in your Body
Do you feel overwhelmed, fatigued, anxious etc… We know how you feel we have been there. Stress can be difficult to manage because life never seems to slow down and the stressors in our life can’t always be avoided.We have to keep the family running, the job going, the bills paid, on and on and on ad infinitum.
It never seems like there is enough time in the day. Always running to the next event and arriving 5 minutes late? Stress causing, more stress, causing more stress.
Does this sound familiar?
When our body’s feel stress the amygdala sounds the alarm and we are off to the races releasing hormones into the body like adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol.
When this happens the cortisol is telling the body to access more energy and to use it more efficiently. It also aids the body in repairing tissue, and cuts off non-vital functions (like thinking clearly) when other more important things need to be done like fighting off a bear.
However, unless you are hiking the Appalachian Trail you are unlikely to find a bear in your office. So instead of attacking the bear or running from it, you just lose it on your family, co-workers, or the poor soul who cut in line at Starbucks.
10 signs your
1. You’re not sleeping well.
Cortisol levels are supposed to drop at night time, allowing your body to relax and recharge. But if your cortisol levels are too high, you might notice that, even if you’ve been tired all day, you get a second wind right around bedtime. Then you toss and turn all night – and feel tired again the next day.
2. Even when you sleep well, you’re still tired.
Over time, high levels of cortisol deplete the adrenal glands and predispose you to chronic fatigue. So if you feel like your get up and go got up and went, you’re probably stressed.
3. You’re gaining weight, especially around your abdomen, even when you eat well and exercise.
Cortisol tends to make you thick around the middle, even when you’re doing everything “right.”
4. You catch colds and other infections easily.
Cortisol deactivates your body’s natural self-repair mechanisms, which means that your immune system which is perfectly designed by nature to keep you healthy goes caput, leaving you vulnerable to every cootie you encounter.
5. You crave unhealthy foods.
Cortisol raises your blood sugar, putting you at risk of diabetes. High glucose levels then bump up your insulin levels, which then drop your blood sugar – and all of a sudden – yes, you guessed it – you’re struck with wild cravings for Twinkies.
6. You experience backaches and headaches.
When your cortisol levels are high over a long period of time, your adrenal glands start to get depleted. This raises prolactin levels, increasing the body’s sensitivity to pain, such as backaches and muscle aches. Excessive cortisol also hypersensitizes the brain to pain, such that even the slightest twinge can excite the nerves of the brain, causing headaches.
7. Your drive is in the crapper.
Consider cortisol the anti-Viagra. When stress hormones are high, libido-inducing hormones like testosterone drop and voila… nothing.
8. Your gut acts up.
Your gastrointestinal system is very sensitive to stress hormones like cortisol. You might experience nausea, heartburn, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, or constipation as a result of too many stress hormones.
9. You feel anxious, agitated, frustrated, moody and overwhelmed
Cortisol and epinephrine can lead to jitters, nervous stomach, feelings of panic, and even paranoia. This can also lead to feelings of being out control giving you the idea that you need to exert more control. Hence feeling overwhelmed
10. You feel blue.
High levels of cortisol suppress production of serotonin, and next thing you know, you’re awash in doom and gloom.
Oh yeah there is one more
11. You age faster
Prolonged heightened cortisol levels cause the body to age quicker. So when you are 50 you might look and feel like you are 60.
If this sounds like you we have a solution.
According to Harvard Health Publications, in a study, yoga “reduces the impact of exaggerated stress responses and will also help with anxiety, depression and signs of fatigue.”
To accomplish this, we offer a Science based mindfulness practice in a hot environment to relax the central nervous system and lower stress hormones like cortisol.
When practicing in the heat, endorphin's release to help reverse the negative effects of stress. Heat increases the heart rate strengthening the cardiovascular system.
Higher temperatures also soften collagen around the joints for more freedom of movement and improving functions of the nervous system. The process of sweating exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin, the largest organ of your body.
We will support yoU:
- We will have an initial meet and greet, so we can sit down and develop a plan together.
- We will guide you through the whole process and design a specific plan for your body and situation.
- We will offer on going support and help you plan your classes out so they fit into your life.
- We will talk about diet and how that affects stress and the cortisol levels in the body.
- Our teachers will assist you during class and are always available before and after class to answer any questions or address any issues you might have.
- Our mindfulness practice offers modifications for ALL body types.
Keep in mind part of our program you will require you to practice yoga 1-4 times a week which is not for everyone. YOU WILL have plenty of support and YOU WILL feel better. But just like anything good it requires a little work.
The only commitment we have is the one to you. If you do not feel better after your introductory month, we guarantee all of your money back.
If you don’t make time for health now, you will have to make time for illness later.
You HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE and your LIFE to GAIN.
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