Happy Hormones : Serotonin, Dopamine, Endorphins, Oxytocin
Why do some people or experiences make us more happy compared to other similar things ? It is all depends on the chemical reactions happening in our brain due to the after effect of the experiences or situation. Primarily there are four hormones responsible for our mood and overall mental status. They are called happy hormones.
- Endorphins normally helps to deal with stressful situations and helps to reduce feelings of pain. It is body’s natural pain reliever, which body produces in response to stress or discomfort.
- Serotonin is the mood stabilizer of the body and is responsible for the general well being and happiness. It helps regulate mood as well as your sleep, appetite, digestion, memory etc
- Dopamine is the pleasure and motivational hormone and which is actually the brain’s reward system – also known as the “feel-good” hormone.
- Oxytocin is connected with bonding and relationships or it is related to love and trust. It is also called love hormone.
Releasing Happy Hormones : Natural Mood Boosters
There are many methods to release happy hormones naturally like physical exercise, enjoy things you do, spend time with loved ones or friends, listen to favorite music, meditate, yoga, pranayama, good sleep, massage etc. Also some supplements can boost overall mood like green tea, probiotics etc
There are many frequencies also associated with these hormones and they are normally called happiness frequencies. If you listen to these tones for some times it will improve your overall mood. This video contains such tones mixed with relaxing music to release happy hormones and improve your mood. Try it when you are in a bad mood or you can listen to it every day morning to start the day with a good mood and improved energy.