The ticket to finding your focus and making your goals a reality? Try a Yoga class!
Yoga increases your levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), a neurotransmitter involved in regulating self-control and decreasing anxiety, more than regular exercise. In a trial study by Boston University Medical School, researchers found that GABA levels increased by 27% after a one-hour yoga session. This yoga benefit was confirmed by the same group at BU in a larger follow-up study comparing GABA levels of walkers and yoga practitioners. Not only did the yoga practitioners report improved mood and decreases in anxiety, compared to the walkers but MRIs confirmed higher levels of GABA. Why is this? Yoga changes your biochemistry so that you are less stressed out and in a state that gives you more energy and courage to do things that are important…like planning your workouts for the week instead of spending hours on social media.
If you want to learn more, check out our sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3111147/