|Author||: Lauren Mary Collins|
|Total Pages||: 118|
|Rating||: 4/5 ( Downloads)|
Download or read book Stress, Self-Regulation and Yoga written by Lauren Mary Collins and published by . This book was released on 2020-04-25 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Generally speaking, self-regulation refers to efforts of monitoring, willpower, and motivation to manage or alter one's incipient responses and impulses to pursue or maintain explicit goals or standards. Yoga practice promotes a general attitude of health care, as well as a commitment and a personal responsibility in its maintenance. Thus, healthy mental habits and positive cognitive and behavioral changes, aimed at increasing the degree of well-being and resilience, can be developed through yoga practices. In this regard, important extant evidence in animal models and humans have shown structural and functional changes in the brain, after interventions with cognitive therapy and certain forms of meditation based on compassion, leading to the suggestion that the neural circuits underlying social and emotional behavior well-being and other prosocial characteristics might be enhanced through the training in these practices. Researchers suggest that the ability to self-regulate and respond empathetically can mitigate psychosocial stress. There has been increasing evidence that yoga and yogic practice are highly influential in the facilitation of self-regulation.