Yoga and Wellbeing

28-01-2016

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that has been practiced through the years as a support for the human body. Its benefits are undeniable. Yoga improves the body’s strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. But with today’s increasing stresses and strains, and with more of us struggling to find a work-life balance, is yoga enough? How can we make a sustained change outside of our practice? A wellbeing course could be your answer to a quieter mind on and off the yoga mat.

What is a wellbeing course?

Wellbeing courses are group centred learning environments. Alongside other group members you’ll learn techniques for self-management and awareness. A good wellbeing course will provide you with a toolbox of strategies and skills to help with everyday life. Crucially these are also tools to use when you feel yourself beginning to slip into unhealthy patterns. They may help you find a way back to your yoga practice when you’re struggling to find the time or motivation. Or they may help you to find a more positive, less stressful way of thinking.

Being a part of a small group (a good course won’t take on more than around 10 members) means that everyone can share and voice opinions. It’s a supportive and non-judgemental environment. Wellbeing is personal as everyone’s needs are individual; a course will support you in finding your own healthier, happier ways of approaching yourself and the world around you.

Wellbeing supports yoga practice

We know that health and wellbeing grow naturally from regular yoga practice. It’s important to try and sustain your practice through difficult times. When we listen to our body we know that we love connecting to ourselves through yoga, but it’s so easy to be distracted. Yoga and wellbeing practised together can gives us the boost and a wellbeing course can help to remind us of the importance of our yoga practice.

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