This is Why We Practice

Times like these, they feel so heavy.
This is why we practice.

The anxiety is palpable, the fear is so real.
This is why we practice.

There are no answers in plain sight, only questions, half-truths, and unknowns.
This is why we practice.

While a daily mindfulness and yoga practice won’t make this COVID-19 nightmare go away, it *can change the way you’re able to be with it and perhaps even lighten the way you experience it.
This is why we practice.

Fear and overwhelm keep our body and mind anticipating; pushing us into future-thinking. Our body responds in preparation…adrenaline, elevated HR, and stress.
This is why we practice.

When we’re mentally and physiologically overwhelmed by fear, our body gets stuck in survival mode. This decreases immune system function as well as our ability to find solutions in the face of challenges.
This is why we practice.

Becoming aware of your body, your body’s sensations, your thoughts, your breath and even your emotions can nudge you into present tense.
This is why we practice.

As we move with intention linking movement with breath, we start to develop the ability to witness ourselves, our fears, and our thoughts.
This is why we practice.

The self-observation takes us mentally out of future thinking and brings us into the present tense. The mindful movement allows our body to move through the residual energy of fear. This combination allows our system to begin self-regulating toward equilibrium.
This is why we practice.

Yes, times are heavy and there are so many unknowns. Yoga won’t fix anything for you, but it will help you do the heavy lifting required to find our way through this challenging time feeling clearer in your head, lighter in your heart, and better in your body.
This is why we practice.