Move your body to ground your mind.
When we move our body, it changes our mind.
The purpose of Yoga is to calm the fluctuations of the mind.
It's great that we get stronger, more flexible too but moving our body in yoga allows us to ride the tsunami of our thoughts and emotions.
Modern yoga is often seen as being able to twist yourself into a pretzel, fancy leggings or a swanky stuido.
However its taken 10,000 years of studying human movement and behaviour has developed the practice of yoga and it's none of the above. It's definitely not competitive, age restrictive or for a particular body shape.
Science backed research has demonstrated that yoga can help to heal trauma, build nervous system resilience and therefore prevent chronic lifestyle illnesses.
74% of people feel overwhelmed on a daily basis. Yoga helps you to calm this feeling.
Essential elements of yoga
has been a part of human existance for millenia and is inherent in our 10,000 year old yogi practice. Establishing small routines, habits and rituals prime our body and mind for practice.
is our lifeforce (prana). If you can breathe you can practice yoga. Yoga incorporates different types of pranyama (breathwork) which changes our nervous system, energy and mindset.
builds the foundation of beneficial movement including strength, flexibility and mobility. Particular movements also allow the processing of tension, trauma and impacts on interoception - our feeling of wellbeing.
brings harmony in the body preventing injury; with the breath ensuring energy flow, diaphramtic breathing and vagal nerve stimulation. Our lessons on our yoga mat also align to our life.
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