The mind and body are much more deeply connected than we realize. All the physical benefits of stretching also help the mind to relax.

When we stretch, our body releases feel-good hormones called endorphins. Endorphins are responsible for triggering the brain receptors that increase positive feelings and reduce pain.

Any kind of workout or yoga produces endorphins that make us feel more positive. We can compare this feeling of well-being with the way we feel after after a successful meeting or spending quality time with loved ones.