"Maybe you are searching in the branches for what only appears in the roots". ~Rumi
My first time doing Yoga was in college. I remember nothing else about it except I needed a 1 credit course. I guess I wasn't ready for Yoga as a teen, perhaps you're not ready for yoga at whatever age you're at and that's okay.
It wasn't until my later 20s, when I worked in the city, that Yoga became a lunchtime routine of strength and stretch. As a bonus I didn't sweaty and I could return to work fully refreshed for the 2nd half of my STRESSFUL 9-5 job.
Then the ANXIETY of having young kids....if you're a mom, I don't need to explain this as I'm sure you've lived it. This led me to need more out of my classes mentally and thus began my Yoga therapy training and inspiration for my "off the mat" complementary practices. It was the start of searching through my branches instead of band-aiding (see quote above).
I now have a daughter with DEPRESSION. Coincidentally she is in Yoga at school this marking period...and just like me as a teen, she's getting nothing out of it. Unless her besties or boyfriend are promoting it, she's not ready for the healing benefits of Yoga. However, many of the "off the mat" practices she HAS incorporated. Watch this month's "SAD" class to learn these natural remedies that you can start using right away....& even a teen can do.
Anxiety, depression & stress are the top contenders of the (reported) 1 in 4 Americans dealing with some sort of mental health issue (probably more so with covid isolation). Mental health has become the inspiration behind all of my on & off the mat classes. Each year that I practice, I uncover another layer of eye opening growth that has led me to be a better, happier & healthier me....closer to the roots and out of the branches (see "Rumi" quote above). I am motivated to help each of you achieve better health and wellness, too!
To kick-off February (aka heart health month), I want to share my class for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression, that's related to changes in seasons and is most common during the cold & dark days of winter.
Here's some signs that you may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder:
*if this sounds like someone you know, please share the class or tips with them*
- Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day
- Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed
- Having low energy
- Feeling hopeless, worthless, and irritable
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
- Feeling sluggish or agitated
- Having difficulty concentrating
- Feeling hopeless, worthless or guilty
- Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
- Carbohydrate cravings and weight gain
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Here's 4 ways to support your mental health.....
- Watch my FREE Mental Health Class - "Manage Seasonal Affective Depression Naturally" - get tips you can use right away.
- Join my FREE 14-day self love challenge because one natural tip than can help with SAD is learning to be kinder, more loving and aware of how we treat ourselves daily.
- Yoga class - when you join me for 3 weeks of yoga, you'll enjoy FREE access to my off the mat, "28 to Elevate" program (perfect for 28 days of February).
- Learn more about Ayurveda & my monthly challenges....Including a sneak peak of February's challenge, "28 to Elevate".