Yoga Inspires Us to Be Still IntentionallySep 01, 2020 06:07PM ● By Gisele M. Siebold
notes, “This is not about making the mind stop, but about slowing down and
reintegrating the mind-body connection. A time of stillness is a simple way to
step back and allow the mind to digest the thoughts and anxieties
about things we can’t change. Stop and ask yourself what you can control
and move from that space. Then you can reassess what you need to focus on
throughout your day. This process is not about perfection, but rather small
steps towards your own peace of mind.”
to breathe is the essence of yoga, which can inspire and benefit us when the intensity
of life’s pressures, schedules and responsibilities cause us to breathe too shallowly.
A note on the refrigerator, mirror, desk area or bulletin board in our
living/work space or dashboard can remind us to insert breathwork into the ebb
and flow of our daily routine. Taking in and breathing out long, deep,
restorative breaths quiets the mind and helps reduce stress.
restorative yoga—asks us to be still on purpose, to notice how we feel and to
be okay with slowing down,” explains Monica Foster, instructor at H2L Studio,
in Mechanicsburg. “Restorative yoga is simply that—restorative. It is the
centering of your breath and body, where you align the physical and mental
state by practicing stillness and gentle movements. In life, we are often asked
to do more and more, stay busy and multitask. Restorative poses relieve the
effects of chronic stress and help us reset physically, mentally and even
breathwork can help us change the way we react to life’s stressors and change
our perspective, one simple breath at a time.
Studio is located at 2151 Fisher Rd., Ste. 103, in Mechanicsburg. For more information,
call 717-697-4425, email [email protected] or visit H2LStudio.com.
Plain Yoga is located at the West Shore Plaza, 1200 Market St., in Lemoyne. For
more information, call 717-975-9642, email [email protected] or
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