The Oxytocin Hormone and Yoga!

We want to share this article with you. We would actually like to find an article with more detailed explanation, but this will work for now. At teacher training recently, Rajashree taught a class and talked about how they are currently researching yoga and how it helps to release the hormone called oxytocin in the body. Oxytocin, is also known as the bonding hormone. It is released in pregnant mothers, when you hug or share an intimate moment with someone, or when you practice yoga. This hormone helps to increase your connection with people around you and is found in men and women. I thought it was so interesting, because it probably explains why yoga people are so connected with each other and why we all love each other so much ;). Also, couples that practice yoga together seem to have good relationships. Maybe because of oxytocin???