Tag: Deep Breathing

Exhaustion

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Five and a half months of living with COVID-19 has been exhausting. I’m feeling it and I’m sure that you are as well! We’ve quarantined, we’ve adjusted to wearing masks and we’ve all navigated the weekly, daily and hourly changes that this crisis has forced upon us. Each major transition point in the calendar brings new opportunities for exhaustion and the upcoming school year is one of them. Are my kids online, in the classroom or hybrid? How long will that last? Are they safe? How will this impact their learning? Am I going back to campus? Is it time for a gap year? Will I finish the semester or will everything change. Again, it’s exhausting. 

 

I know I’m feeling it. I know my client’s are feeling. And the hardest part in all of this is that we don’t know when it is going to end. So what do we do? Here are a few thoughts:

 

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  • Community
  • Connection
  • Deep Breathing
  • Emotions
  • feelings
  • reflection
  • social distancing

The Power of Yoga on Mental Health

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In our society, yoga is often considered a beneficial form of exercise and physical health. But, did you know that it is an excellent resource to improve overall mental health as well. Not only are you working on building strength for your physical health but you are building strength and resilience for your mental health. There are several different areas in which yoga can improve overall mental health.

 

  • Deep breathing: Yoga starts and ends with an emphasis on deep breathing while also emphasizing it throughout your practice. You begin by taking deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth by using your diaphragm to get the deepest breath you can. Then as you move through your practice you utilize your Ujjayi breath which requires that you breathe in through your nose and then breathe out without opening your mouth. This helps calm your mind and warm your body for the pr ...

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    • Yoga

    Tags:

    • Deep Breathing
    • Shavasana
    • intentional
    • poses
    • stillness

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