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Yoga improved my health and productivity!

By Ghadeer Habash , Family Flavours - Nov 03,2019 - Last updated at Nov 03,2019

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By Ghadeer Habash

Internationally Certified Career Trainer

 

Mental and emotional stress are the top factors that can affect health and productivity. Imagine being healthy, well-rested, full of natural energy, focused, and feeling happy. Do you think you might get more work done? I’ve discovered the power of yoga to do exactly that!

The problem with stress is that it keeps on increasing and accumulating gradually.

However, its effects on our body, behaviour, and emotions keep growing, negatively impacting quality of life.

Whether the cause of stress is work overload, the economic situation in Jordan or even kids’ responsibilities, yoga can have amazing benefits, from improving sleep, mood, focus, and energy to reducing stress, anxiety and pain. 

Yoga has also helped me feel gratitude for everything I already have like my health, my family and loved ones and to even be thankful to myself for taking care of myself.

Thyroid Yoga

 

I was introduced to a special kind of yoga called Thyroid Yoga. This kind of yoga stimulates positive energy around the thyroid gland area, which affects the thyroxin hormone and results in a more balanced system. 

It also stimulates other glands, such as the pituitary gland and the adrenal gland. Glands are responsible for the release of the so-called happiness hormones: endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. 

The proper secretion of hormones from glands is what makes us feel healthy, happy and active. 

 

Other types of yoga

 

I have tried other types of yoga because I keep learning something new and adding to my knowledge and skills in every aspect of life. 

Prenatal Yoga helped me through my pregnancy and delivery as well. Nowadays, I’m practising Ashtanga and Thyroid Yoga, which have reduced my shoulder pain enormously. 

Many people suffer back or neck and shoulder pain because of the excessive usage of mobile phones or laptops. 

I’m also far more aware of my breathing and use breathing techniques to melt away the tension and anxiety that inevitably creep up at work and in my everyday life.

Reprinted with permission from Family Flavours magazine

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