From Panic to Postures: Why Yoga is the Perfect Antidote to Stress

From Panic to Postures: Why Yoga is the Perfect Antidote to Stress

It would be a bit of an understatement to say that we are living in stressful times. With a global pandemic, climate change, massive income and racial inequality, just to name a few of the challenges that we currently face, it’s no surprise that anxiety related disorders are on the rise. Stress can cause significant damage to our bodies and minds. When we are in a state of stress, our bodies are put on high alert and we cannot rest, digest, breath, repair cellular damage, or perform many vital functions correctly. In the short term, this state of “high alert” can be useful, say, for instance, if we have to run from a threat. But if we are in this state for an extended period of time, it can...
Seven Reasons to Start Practicing Yoga Today

Seven Reasons to Start Practicing Yoga Today

“Why yoga?” This question is something that I get asked quite frequently. Why not Pilates or Zumba or kickboxing? While other forms of exercise are great, yoga is so much more than a workout. Think of yoga as exercise for your mind, body, and spirit. It’s a moving meditation, combining postures that stretch and strengthen the body while encouraging mindfulness and connection with the breath. Increasingly, science is beginning to prove what ancient wisdom has been telling us for thousands of years: yoga is a life-changing practice. Seven Reasons to Start Practicing Yoga Today 1: You will increase your flexibility. So many people think being inflexible means they can’t practice yoga. “I am so bad at yoga; I can’t even touch my toes!” If I had a dollar for...
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