Yoga Bliss: The Neuroscience Behind It

Sharon Heller, Ph.D.
Senior woman lying on yoga mat practicing Savasana

Eyes closed, I’m lying on my back in Savasana at the end of an arduous hour and a half Vinyasa class. My body feels heavy and melting into the floor, my breathing slowed to 3 to 4 times per minute. My mind floats above the clouds. 

I’m lost in the moment. Time stands still. I never want to leave.

Ahhh. Yoga bliss. It’s the runner’s high; euphoria; being in the zone; floating away on cloud 9.

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