Have You Tried Yoga Yet?!
Updated: Apr 2, 2019
If you have received a treatment from me, you know that I am a lover of yoga, and how helpful it can be to not only loosen tension and alleviate stress, but how it shows you how to be more present in your body. Yoga is a mind and body practice with a 5,000-year history in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.
Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical postures. It's unique because it links movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of our breath. Connecting the mind, body, and breath helps us to direct our attention inward. Through this process of inward attention, we learn to recognize our habitual thought patterns without labeling them, judging them, or trying to change them. We become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment. The awareness that we cultivate is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be completed. Your body will most likely become much more flexible by doing yoga, but so will your mind!