In reality body and mind are one, however many people do not feel that connection. Yoga helps.
It slows down those endless thoughts, nourishes you physically, and is mentally soothing. Yoga is also helpful for coping with stress.
I teach people who want to feel more supple, calm, and content. Yoga is suitable for everyone. Beginners are welcome.
Yoga has served humanity for thousands of years, and it keeps evolving. It is estimated that over 300 million people practice it worldwide.
I am interested in how yoga can genuinely nourish people, not the performance of certain poses, or pushing anyone to extremes.
Tens of thousands of robust, clincial trials and scientific papers about yoga were published from 1961-2020. I have read and dissected hundreds of them: for my postgrad I focused on the Sociology of Health.
So what do we know for sure?
- Yoga is proven to enhance bone, heart, and brain health.
- It can calm the mind temporarily. After 12 weeks of yoga most participants in trials had less symptoms of depression.
Does this mean that yoga cures depression and anxiety?
No. The root cause of each person’s illness must be taken into account.
KEEP IT REAL
The practice is deeply personal. Some folks apply yoga for exercise, others take it as an opportunity for a quiet, spiritual interlude in a busy day.
In my own life, yoga has brought about major transformation by combining it with talk therapy, better working conditions, and improved nutrition. I also take more rest.
People tell me that their stress often melts away towards the end of class in relaxation, which is wonderful.
Constant stress is a major cause of disease. We live in a time when emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion (aka ‘burnout’) is on the rise. That is why I consider stress management the greatest gift that yoga can give us.