HOW CAN YOGA HELP US DEAL WITH THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS?
Many people think yoga is just about physical movement – the postures or asanas – but there is so much more to it. I spoke to Dose magazine about the power of yoga during crisis, the benefits of a home practice, tips for beginners and more…
Yoga at this time can be wildly beneficial, probably in more ways than we even know how. By simply tuning in to the body and letting ourselves ‘feel’ what we’re feeling allows us to root into the present and not get caught up in what’s to come. By slowing down the breath and breathing with purpose, we can tap into our parasympathetic nervous system (our rest and digest state) to ease away from anxiety and let the body and mind soften. It’s also a really great break for our bodies if we’ve been spending a lot of time on laptops, especially sitting on the sofa which can shorten our hip flexors and leave us very rounded in the spine.
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