" The nature of yoga is to shine the light of awareness into the darkest corners of the body"
Yoga isn’t just about challenging postures. When we come to our mat, we so often find something much deeper, a peacefulness or an acceptance: a mindful practice.
We all need to take some time out every now and again, but for those who are battling mental health issues, the benefits of finding time and space to be mindful can be enormous.
“For newcomers to yoga, the physical benefits of the practice are often its greatest appeal. That’s what first meets the eyes: slender build with defined muscles, abs that you could wash your shirt against, flexibility. But in a world of constant stress, violence, and traumatic experiences that have many feel anxiety and depression, a world where mental illnesses are being talked about at a much greater rate yoga practice has benefits that run much deeper.
What can YOGA bring to us?
SELF-LOVE THROUGH SELF-AWARENESS
One of my favorite nonphysical aspects of my yoga practice is that it has allowed me to cultivate a much more nonjudgmental relationship with myself. When you build a sense of self, you are allowing space for grounding, confidence, and trust within. You become more confident in your abilities, less judgmental in what you see as your “flaws”, and more rooted into the center of the person you truly are.
Relaxation through breathing techniques and meditation helps reduce the physical symptoms of some of the most common mental illnesses: anxiety and depression. They help lower your blood pressure and calm your mind. Developing a meditation routine that works for you can help you to become more present and capable of pinpointing the triggers that cause you to feel anxious or panicked, allowing yourself to feel the emotions, understand the emotions, and overcome the emotions.
One of the biggest battles a person with a mental illness can face is the constant feeling of never belonging. Awkward, misunderstood, and incapable are just a few of the self-inflicted insults that race through the mind. Yoga creates a sense of unity, an environment that is comfortable, filled with people of all abilities, of all walks of life, coming together to move and breathe and belong.
Yoga can help you Fight PCOS
Yoga as a way to manage PCOS symptoms? Yes, please!
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 6 to 12 percent trusted Source of women during their childbearing years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This common female endocrine disorder causes your ovaries to produce an excess of male hormones, resulting in irregular periods, weight gain, and problems with fertility and ovulation.
But recent research points to a regular practice of yoga as an effective way to manage PCOS symptoms. Although yoga cannot cure PCOS, it may help with some of the symptoms.
Reduces Anxiety - Anxiety is common among women with PCOS and yoga may provide an effective and non-invasive treatment for women with the condition to manage it.
Improves Hormones - There is evidence to suggest that the benefits of yoga go beyond that reducing anxiety for women with PCOS to improving sex hormones and regulating menstrual cycles.
Better Immune System
Improved Insulin Sensitivity
Improved Irritable Bowel Syndrome
YOGA to INCREASE FERTILITY
Fertility yoga may be for you if you’re currently trying to conceive and looking to boost your fertility or want to prepare your body for a future pregnancy.
The stress-relieving properties of fertility yoga are thought to have helped many women fall pregnant. Stress has a huge impact on your ability to conceive, and yoga is proven to be an effective form of relaxation.
By regularly practicing yoga with moves that bring specific benefits, you may experience more success when trying for a baby.
Benefits of PCOS AND Fertility Yoga
In addition to the stress-relieving benefits that aid conception, these are the ways that fertility yoga helps overall health and wellbeing:
Strengthens and tones the body
Boosts blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
Reduces inflammation in the body
Helps better breathing
Reduces low mood
Makes you feel more in control
Carving out me-time can prove difficult when juggling a busy lifestyle, but it’s something you should try to do.
Yoga has a powerful and positive impact on our mental and emotional health.
Science backs the practice, now it’s time to back yourself.
Roll out your mat and give yoga a go, your body and mind will truly thank you for it.
See you. Namaste 🙏
Join our PCOS YOGA CLASS on Saturday at 8 pm.
Let's strengthen our mental health and increase our fertility.
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