Miramonti Corteno
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Mind Over Matter - 4 Amazing Health Benefits of Yoga


Our main aim at Albergo Miramonti is to provide a place of tranquillity and total relaxation for our guests. A calming atmosphere surrounds our Boutique Hotel, not only do we have a luxurious Spa for you to unwind, but we also have a fully equipped Yoga Studio. Although, with the amazing surroundings of the Italian Alps, you have the perfect chance to become one with nature during a relaxing yoga session outside. Whatever the weather, you will be able to dedicate some time to focus on your body and your mind. There is an endless list of all the wonderful things yoga can bring to you. Now, there are a few obvious ones such as: how it aids in flexibility, balance and overall improving your health. So, today we want to tell you about the health benefits you may not have heard about, or know very little about.

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Happiness is without a doubt one of the most powerful emotions we feel. What you put out into the world, you get back. So encouraging good vibes and happiness will give you the power to go far in life. Obviously, happiness springs from the mind, so you need your mind to be happy! Consistent yoga is proven to stimulate happiness through increasing serotonin levels (a chemical that regulates anxiety, happiness and stress) and decreases cortisol (a stress hormone). It goes without saying that this these are two elements that impact your happiness. Dedicating a small part of your day to better your mind is important. Do it…for you.  


With yoga providing practisers with happiness, it is no surprise it can provide you with overall peace of mind. We all know that at times you can find your mind takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, and this effects you both mentally and psychically. Yoga can help turn an unsteady mind into a smooth one! It reduces frustration, regret, fear and anger effects on your mental health. Thus, improving stress, something that can implicate many health issues. If you are a sufferer of: migraines, insomnia, high blood pressure and many other stress induced health issues, then learning to quiet your mind will be of great use to you.


The autonomic nervous system controls the functioning of major internal organs. To put it as simply as possible, there are two parts to the nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which stimulates our fight or flight mode, so to say. Then there is the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), which supports our autonomic functions (breathing, metabolic rates etc.). A huge part of yoga practice is about syncing your breath with your brain and having complete control of your breathing. It strengthens and balances your nervous system. There have been stories of many mind-blowing ways that yogis can control their body, one managed to change the temperature of her hands by 9°C!


There seems to be a pattern of stress welcoming the flu and colds to your body. Usually, when people are enduring high-levels of stress they find illness creeps up on them. There are many studies that show how viruses and bacteria sit in the waiting wings until they notice something within our body become unbalanced. As already mentioned, yoga is a huge reliever of stress, which will help your immunity keep the bad guys at bay. It also conditions the lungs and respiratory tract, leading the lymphatic system to kick the toxins out your body. It also helps ensure organs are at their optimal functions, which is obviously vital in maintaining your wellness. There are two types of yoga that are most effective for this: Asana and Pranayama.

There you have it. A little science behind the health benefits of yoga. As you can see, it’s a holistic healer, providing a natural remedy to many issues. There is no reason not to take part in this practice, as there is no greater wealth in life than peace of mind. You deserve to give yourself time to heal and rejuvenate. When you come to visit Miramonti be sure to book in to one of our yoga classes, whether you’re a beginner or a fully-fledged yogi, there is something for you.

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Esmé Walrond-King