Achieving Homeostasis

homeostasisHuman homeostasis is the process that maintains the stability of the human body’s internal environment in response to changes in external conditions. Your body has built-in sensors that constantly monitor body activities and attempt to correct imbalances when they occur. Getting out of balance can lead to serious consequences, including disease and a shorter lifespan. Your lifestyle and attitude has a great deal to do with maintaining balance in your body.

Here’s a short list of some of the main homeostatic processes in humans:

Six Reasons to Try Yoga

It’s not a fad, but a lifestyle. Yoga can have significant positive physical and mental effects for people of all ages.

Yoga is an ancient practice. Originating in IndScreen Shot 2014-08-25 at 10.37.57 AMia more than 500 years ago, the term yoga means “to unite”. It’s the journey of learning about yourself and your body that makes yoga more effective for some than just a trip to the gym. 

Yoga uses asanas (postures), focused concentration on specific body parts, and pranayama (breathing techniques) to integrate the body with mind and mind with soul.

Here are six great reasons to give it a try. Continue reading “Six Reasons to Try Yoga”