Are you stressed? Stress seems to be a natural part of modern life, whether it is work-related, school-related or within family dynamics, you are probably living with too much of it. Stress is a normal physical response to danger—whether it’s real or imagined—when the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight-or-freeze” reaction. In emergency situations, stress can save your life, by helping you stay focused, energetic, and alert. But you cannot live like this all the time. Beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.
Stress and the Brain
In response to stressful or fearful experiences, the brain releases chemicals that help the body respond quickly. This also activates major communication systems in the brain, which regulate important bodily processes and functions. Neuroscientists have discovered
how chronic stress and the release of chemicals like cortisol can trigger long-term changes that damage the brain.
You can protect yourself by recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects. Once you recognize these signs, you can use simple natural methods to improve your brain health maximize your wellness potential.
Healthier Together for Brain Health
As part of the Dahn Yoga/Body & Brain “Healthier Together” campaign, you can learn how to develop natural healing capacity and simple ways to get healthier. The meaning of togetherness in this campaign encompasses the unity of body & brain, individuals and community, and people and planet. By integrating this ‘togetherness’ into our life, healthier living becomes easier and more sustainable.
Through a free workshop or information on this website, you will learn key principles and simple yet powerful tools to maximize your natural healing capacity and develop a healthier lifestyle. Stay tuned for more information and find a location
near you that is offering our free workshops.
— Temani F. Aldine