It is our birthright to live life less encumbered by stress. We live in a world that can occupy all of our attention and time if we allow external circumstances to capture and hold us. Our conditioning, the way we are raised, who we associate with, who we admire and emulate, where we work and the associated work culture, influence us and affects the way we react and respond to life’s challenges.
Yoga helps guide us in the direction to better manage life’s stressors. With conscious action we can change our reactions (automatic decisions) to responses (thoughtful decisions); we are not in control of other’s behaviors – only our own. And we can facilitate more successful relationships in the world – first we reconnect with the relationship we have with one’s self, with conscious breath in coordination with movement in yoga practice, and through meditation and relaxation techniques.
Some of these tools/practices will speak more to you then others and I invite you to explore them through group classes or private sessions to find the tools that help you to alleviate stressors and live a healthy life.