Yoga for the Nervous System with Teysha Dyason
The Stress & Trauma Clinic presents yoga with Teysha Dyason
The Benefits of Yoga
Yoga's mind-body practice dates back thousands of years and has dozens of different types. But its basic premise seeks relaxation through breathing and meditation combined with stretching and strengthening poses. Yoga has been shown to lower stress hormones in our bodies while simultaneously increasing beneficial brain chemicals like endorphins and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). These feel-good chemicals help decrease anxiety and improve mood. Yoga can help lower our fight, flight or freeze response by activating our parasympathetic nervous system and lowering negative emotions like depression, anxiety and anger. Starting a yoga habit is a journey toward improvement. It begins with accepting yourself at all levels — and then experiencing the physical and mental benefits that naturally follow. Research shows that even 10 minutes a day can help improve mood, lower anxiety and cut down on emotional reactivity — something all of us can benefit from.
About Teysha Dyason
Teysha believes yoga is for anyone, regardless of age, experience or ability. Her aim is to give students a place where they can explore their own yoga, and develop their personal yoga journey in a welcoming, safe and peaceful environment.
This activity has been made possible through funding provided by the Australian Government under the PHN Program.