6 M.A.D. Capabilities to help you be your BEST!
MOTIVATE – engage tools to better manage stressors, sharpen focus and re–calibrate to strengthen resilience and improve overall wellbeing.
- Meditation decreases inflammation, the production of stress hormones like cortisol as well as the size of our amygdala (fear center in the brain) while activating the parasympathetic system (relaxation) and increasing the immune response (Dr. Francoise Adan 2014).
- Practicing yoga increases levels of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain which facilitates relaxation and reduces anxiety (Streeter et al 2007 and 2010).
- Yoga lifts mood, improves sleep, reduces fatigue and stress, lowers cholesterol, and raises quality of life (University of Maryland Review 2010).
- Mindfulness and yoga help lower performance anxiety and significantly reduce the incidence of anger, depression, general anxiety and tension (Khalsa 2005 and 2009)