Women in Warrior 2 Yoga Pose at Home

Doing Yoga while Practicing Social Distancing

In this current global pandemic, it’s more important than ever we focus on mindfulness.

You might be young and healthy, but many people in our communities are vulnerable, especially the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

Practice Social Distancing

Many of the external events swirling around us are beyond our control, but we can control our reactions and adapt to this temporary new normal of “social distancing”.

It is crucial that everyone take social distancing seriously. If we do, we will not be going to the gym or practicing yoga at our local gym or yoga studio. You will also not be engaging in any social situations – dinners or nights out with friends, book club meetings, and even work – which could lead to loneliness and/or other mind struggles.

For many, yoga can help.

Women in Seated Yoga Pose Sukhasana
An easy way to find some peace and relaxation is to practice this seated meditation pose. Simply cross your legs being sure to be seated comfortably – do not force the pose – shoulders sown, relax your hands on your knees or put them in a prayer position….and breathe.

If you have already been doing yoga, you know this. If you have not tried yoga yet, now may be a great time to start. Not only is it good for your body – physically – it is also great for the mind.

A vital component in this adaptation process is to give proper attention to mind/body/spirit wellness – which the practice of Yoga fully supports. Whether you’ve been practicing yoga for years or you’re dipping your toe into a home practice for the first time, rolling out your mat at home offers a myriad of benefits.

Women relaxing in Yoga Childs Pose - Balasana
One of the easiest and calming poses in yoga is the Childs Pose. Sit on your knees and relax your upper body forward with arms stretched out. Remember, as with any yoga pose, you should be comfortable and relaxed while doing the pose. As well, you should maintain a calm and even breathing.

Being able to click play whenever you want allows you to choose when and where you do yoga. While yoga studios are closed or limiting classes, you can continue to practice with leading streaming services such as this one here, which offers over 1,700 classes taught by renowned Yogi’s for a small fee – most likely smaller than the fee you pay for your local yoga studio classes.

Healing Yoga

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, they are currently offering 50% Off the Healing 101: Yoga for Trauma, Grief, & Illness Program. This yoga program is specially designed for those of us going through a challenging time in life.

While common yoga themes of gratitude and love are always useful, for many, there are moments in life where a different approach is needed. This program supports those going through a difficult time, whether it’s old trauma, recent grief, or navigating illness.

Studies have shown that trauma and illness has a strong connection to both the mind and the body.

Yoga helps move stuck energy, grief, and trauma in the body. This Healing 101 program, is powerful, whether you’re an experienced yogi or a first-timer. The focus of the classes in this program is around processing our emotions in a healthy way, and supporting you through your own unique healing process. If you think this will help you, you can sign up here.

Namaste

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