Wow…..I really don’t know how I would have coped these past months without the practice of yoga, and meditation. They have not become a nicety, that I just have time to do, but a necessary part of my emotional health. It’s all probably something we can relate to. It is similar to the practice of headstand. While I’m in headstand, I cannot think one other thought, then to ground down through my lower arms, pull in my core, lift my lower back, extend my legs skyward, etc. etc. In other words, headstand demands such attention to detail, I cannot think about a virus, or what I’m having for supper, or that conservation I had with someone, really my thoughts surround around just staying balanced. For our mental, emotional and physical health, our mind needs to be quiet.
Americans suffer from a case of ADD,” says Victor Davich, author 8-Minute Meditation: Quiet Your Mind, Change Your Life. “With technology, economic pressures, work, and family, it’s impossible to be on top of everything and it’s upsetting our natural balance.”
This overload and overwhelm often lead to anxiety, fear, and depression, and while you can’t check out of life and avoid responsibility, you can approach things in a gentler way. Your yoga practice can be a portal to well being and health, as you breath, you naturally calm the thoughts. Another yoga technique for quieting the mind is to simply just stare at one object. This is “food” for our brain. Naturally, everything calms down, blood pressure decreases, and your thoughts began to still.
Being mindful means being present, explains Davich. “Once you are present and centered and here, your mind will naturally quiet down.” Any yoga practice opens the door to being mindful. from fast paced, to restorative, it’s impossible to do yoga without focusing on your breath, gazing at one point, and being present in your body.
Therefore, our yoga practice can save us from a lot of distress, drug dependence, and simply our day to day living. Join Jennifer, as she presents tools, yoga practice, meditation, vibration of sound all work together to overcome anxiety and depression. These 5 sessions will be recorded, so you can watch them over and over again, gaining the skills and mastery over our thoughts. Yoga becomes a very necessary part of not only our physical health, but our emotional and mental heath as well.
See you on the mat,