Yoga has been an integral outlet throughout my life. I continue to return to the practice as a way to challenge my body and calm my mind. It’s also a wonderful way to surrender and revive the body with gentle postures combined with breath.
This is what I love about yoga – it’s extremely customizable to suit whatever your body/mind craves in the moment.
No equipment needed (mats are optional), just a willing attitude and the ability to breathe.
We often move at such a fast pace we ignore key signals from our body to our brain. Signals can be infrequent or subtle or perhaps more pronounced such as chronic spine pain.
Yoga and meditation turn our attention inwards. Externally we are continuously bombarded by the distractions of life. Which makes it imperative we do regular inventory checks on how we are feeling – mentally, physically and emotionally.
I wasn’t always so in tune with my mind-body connection. I still find it hard to sit still and it’s not always easy to just observe the sensations without getting caught up in them.
But once I committed to a consistent practice (hence why it’s an on-going practice…), I noticed the chronic back pain I endured for years after suffering an injury as a child began to disappear.
I was also less anxious, able to handle stressful situations with more ease, slept more soundly and could think more clearly. Yoga became my tool to gain mobility, develop strength and over time cultivate my mind-body connection by tapping into the power of the breath.
It makes you wonder how simple breathing can shift our mindset and allow us to tap into our parasympathetic nervous system? Well, thanks to science (another one of my favorite topics!) research continues to validate why yoga and meditation offer a myriad of health benefits.
Aren’t you just a little bit curious what all the fuss is about?
I’d love to share with you more on how you can achieve optimal health & improve your well-being.