Stress is the experiences where there seems to much to do, not enough time, not enough clarity, not enough ‘you’ and everything feels out of control.

Your body’s stress reaction was meant to protect you. But when it’s constantly on alert, your health can pay the price.
It puts you at increased risk of numerous health problems, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Sleep problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Memory impairment
  • Worsening of skin conditions, such as eczema

So how can yoga help?

  1. Yoga helps you focus and exercise your breathing. Good breathing is fundamental and affects the way you experience day to day moments. When you practice and allow your breathing to lengthen and become smoother you will feel more balanced and ‘in control’. Start conscious breathing today
  2. Yoga helps you find your feet – literally! When your feet are steady on the ground you will feel more grounded. In class we do exercises to help posture and feet to help you find your place in the world. Get your feet active and feel the floor beneath your soles.
  3. Yoga gives you wings. Sometimes we need to feel good in our bodies and see the bigger picture. Through practicing yoga you will find your body feeling more supply and comfortable, and then in relaxation you get a welcome break from the ups and downs of the day. Get on your mat and then dont forget to relax at the end!

All of us suffer from stress, and stress in manageable does is really good for you. So try to find a place where you can welcome your arms to a bit of challenge, and know when to take some well deserved time out.

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