Nourishing our world, one asana at a time.
It is of no question that a daily yoga and meditation practice is of vast physical and mental benefit. It reduces mental difficulties, and in turn through physical and mental practice combined, nourishes our bodies. The idea that we become our thoughts is pressing today, as was the revelation several years ago that we are what we eat. Our thoughts become our words that become our actions which in turn become us.
A school in the US recently hit headlines with its replacement of after school detention with meditation, and the results have been remarkable. They are actually managing to alter a social construct with the power of meditation. See article here.
More and more individuals are turning to doctors for mental health advice aswell as physical in our ever-pressing modern world. It is great news in the way of people seeking help and taking their mental health as seriously as their physical, but a concern that stress is causing so many people to suffer. More and more doctors and psychologists are prescribing meditation combined with a physical activity such as yoga, to create a tested antidote of physical endorphin releasing exercise and mental meditative relaxation.
You can read an inspirational article on two friends who have taken their yoga and mindfulness practice to under privileged communities to help people with their physical and mental anguish. Article by The Elephant Journal here.
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