Sometimes, the simplest acts can have a profound impact. 

Do you know?

That the power of a smile or laughter goes beyond the superficial expression of happiness. It holds the potential to transform our mindset. Furthermore, smiling also brings health benefits, such as reducing anxiety, as well as lowering your blood pressure and heart rate.

When we smile, our brain releases neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins, often referred to as the “feel-good” chemicals. These neurotransmitters not only elevate our mood but also reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Let’s do an experiment together and share your smile throughout your day. If you like, let me know what happens! 

Because smiling is contagious! 

The concept of the ‘facial feedback hypothesis’ suggests that seeing people smile stimulates our mirror neurons to suppress our facial muscle control and trigger a smile. 

“You smile, I smile” is actually a scientific fact!

Sometimes it can be hard to do, but even if it’s not genuine, our brain interprets it as a signal of happiness, triggering the release of those feel-good neurotransmitters. So, the simple act of turning up the corners of your mouth can trick your brain into feeling happier and more relaxed.

By consciously integrating moments of ease, such as smiling, we create space for joy, peace, and rejuvenation.

Smile during Your Yoga Practice. Join our Yoga class!

Thursdays at 10:15 am 

Columbófila – Caldas da Rainha

I am looking forward to meeting you on the Yoga mat!

Andrea Stern

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