Yoga & its benefits for mental health
Yoga helps me to embody calmness, grace and vitality. It then ripples into all facets of my life. Being a wife, mum and business owner can be a lot at times, but I have noticed if I am practising yoga or doing my daily meditation there is more space to digest and think clearly. It helps me to combat overwhelm and without being reactive, I can find a suitable response because I have adopted mindfulness into my life. I strive for a conscious life and this means coming back to a ritual where I get to participate in self-care, self-awareness and peace.
If you’re looking to use yoga to improve your mental health it’s important you are creating a consistent practice, whether it’s at home or going to a yoga studio. Carving out this time for you to regularly absorb qualities like;
- Calming and centering the nervous system.
- Reducing stress by learning to relax and soothing the stress hormone cortisol.
- The practice of breath control, Pranayama, to help promote better sleep, cultivate more mindfulness, and enhance cognitive performance.
- Increasing the supply of blood and nutrients to the muscles.
Overall, helping to improve mental health as we bring harmony to our vessel and mind.