As human beings we constantly face change and stressful situations. We have the ability to adapt to stressful conditions but often we don’t, and so we get ‘stressed’. Not dealing with stress and remaining stressed for long periods can lead to anxiety or depression, and even chronic disease.
It’s easy to see how this happens considering the world we live in and what has become the norm. Technology plays a big part in our lives. We are working longer hours. New studies show our kids are getting stressed. Media images show us a world that is troubled and not safe.
Granted, a certain amount of stress is to be expected as we manage the kids, deal with work issues, navigate the relationships in our life, and plan for our future. Then there is stress related to the demands we put on ourselves, to be the best mother, to work harder, or meet our own high standards etc. It seems there’s not enough time in a day to get things done and take time out to rest and relax.
The good news is we CAN learn how to manage stress and better adapt to challenges.
Meditation and yoga have been proven to reduce the stress response in the brain:
A therapeutic application of yoga for stress management provides specific techniques to relax and reduce the physiological effects of stress on the body.
Simple practices working with movement, breath and awareness help us to release and re-balance.
Formal mindfulness practices provide the opportunity to learn how to move out of stressed states into calmer regulated states, and the possibility of cultivating kindness and friendliness to life’s experiences, whatever they may be.
Take this opportunity to do something positive for your body and state of mind. Book now!
When: First Saturday of the month - 2 March, 6 April, 11 May, 1 June, 6 July, 3 August.
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Yogaplusphysio – 15 Kullaroo Street, The Gap
* Numbers are limited so book in to secure your place.