This month in the Ignite blog we are pausing to reflect on peace and wellness. In a previous blog, I talked about the many benefits of yoga, which included many things that can lead to peace and overall wellness. Yoga is perhaps the perfect tool for improving the amount of peace/calm in our lives as well as improving our overall health and wellness.
When we think about peace, that sense of calm in the mind and body (that feeling of little to no stress, that sense that all is/will be well), it is freeing, relaxing, comforting. Participating in a yoga class, following the queues and breathing with movements, your body and mind can’t help but begin to let go of stress, worries, etc. Your body and mind can’t help but feel more peaceful by the end of the practice.
And when we think about wellness, we think about the health of our bodies and minds, our physical health, mental health, emotional health, and spiritual health. And this is one of the reasons why yoga is so good for overall wellness – it addresses all those layers of our health (the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual).
So whether you are following along with a DVD at home, looking up a yoga class on YouTube, joining a live class virtually, or attending a class in person, I encourage you to add in a little yoga this month, the month dedicated to peace and wellness, to bring a little more of both into your life.
Wellness is important, that’s the bottom line. But so many of us take our wellness for granted. We are arguably the most stressed out, overweight, malnourished, unhealthy society in the world today. We spend too much time rushing from thing to thing, not eating nutritious, whole foods, not getting the proper sleep or enough exercise. This month we want to raise your awareness when it comes to your overall health and wellbeing. We want you to pause, reflect, and bring some positive change into your life. A little bit of yoga goes a long way toward restoring the mind and body to a place of peace and wellness. We have nothing if we don’t have our health, so let’s dedicate a little time this month to improving our own wellness, shall we?