Our brain has evolved for safety and the nature of this evolution means that our oldest part of the brain has no clear communication with our newest part.
Learning to soothe the mind through the body and the body through the mind enables us to learn to respond when our parasympathetic nervous system is triggered without getting trapped in our habitual coping strategies.
There is mounting scientific evidence that yoga practice can be beneficial in managing our mood and anxiety. Yoga means the union of mind and body; individual consciousness and universal consciousness has been practiced in an unbroken line for over.
Finding something you enjoy that nourishes and sustains you is essential for flourishing. For most practitioners, it offers a safe, rhythm to life where one can return time to quiet the mind and body. In an ever-changing world, it can provide a haven.
My first yoga class was at the age of 18 years old; I never looked back. In the 80s the FWBO in Croydon at the old David Hockney centre was a sanctuary, in more ways than one. Here, I could learn and practice and being different was ok. The classes were offered for free, on Dana basis.
I qualified as yoga teacher 7 years ago. I learned to teach so that I would practice and my classes are offered on a daily basis.