We’ve been living one full year with the pandemic. It’s taken a toll on all of us – some of us have lost jobs, some of us have lost loved ones, and we’ve all had to adjust to a new way of life. How is everyone doing?
We hope you’re all taking the time to care for your health – every aspect of it. HYL is committed to your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. That’s why we’re Health Yoga Life. We’re not just about yoga – we’re about helping you achieve wellness in your health and in your life (whether that’s in your relationships, your work life, or your relationship with yourself).
As we experience the one-year anniversary of when the U.S. went on lockdown, here’s a little reminder of how you can improve your physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.
Caring for Your Physical Health
HYL supports your physical health by offering live yoga classes. With a variety of classes available seven days a week, there’s something for everyone. Try gentle, restorative yoga if you’re just starting out. Try a Vinyasa flow if you’re looking to get your heart rate up. Yoga has so many benefits for your physical health, including improved flexibility, strengthened muscles, improved posture and metabolism, and reduced heart rate and blood pressure. Sign up for a yoga class here!
If you want to take your practice even further, you can register for Health Yoga Life’s teacher training course. You don’t need the best flexibility or knowledge of techniques – you just need to love yoga! If you’re not sure if teacher training is right for you, check out these six reasons it is. Whatever stage you’re in in your practice, there’s an HYL class or teacher training that will boost your physical health.
Caring for Your Emotional Health
In addition to caring for your physical health, HYL supports your emotional wellbeing with HYL Coach Training. In these sessions, you can learn how to make healthy changes for yourself, your family, and your community. Our Emotional Responsibility Method teaches you about your emotions – the good, bad, and ugly – so you can develop a mindfulness towards your emotions. This emotional intelligence will then enable you to sit with an emotion and explore why you feel the way you do. Then, by recognizing the emotion, you can take steps to regain balance. Feeling angry? Maybe it’s time to step away from the situation or person and step onto the mat for an hour. Feeling sad? Take a few minutes to practice pranayama. Feeling happy? Don’t waste this exuberant energy – make dinner for a friend or go grocery shopping for an elderly neighbor. With our Coach Training, we will help you towards emotional wellness.
Caring for Your Mental Health
Your mental health is so important, and that’s why it’s one of our top priorities here at Health Yoga Life. Several studies have shown that yoga can relieve stress, sharpen concentration, and calm the nervous system. It also helps with depression and sleep issues. Even if you choose to do yoga as a way to get your heart pumping, you’ll still be caring for your mental health because as you care for your body, you care for your mind. When your body feels healthy and energized, your mindset is improved.
A few other ways yoga helps with your mental health (besides the physical aspect of moving your body) is by establishing connections with others and yourself. Through HYL’s live classes and teacher trainings, you can build a community of fellow yogis. You’ll support each other on and off the mat, keeping each other strong and accountable in all areas of life. Additionally, simply by making time to do yoga a few times a week can do wonders in boosting your mental wellbeing. You’ll show yourself that you are special, you are worthy, and you are strong. Self-care is growing in popularity for a reason – once your mental state is cared for, then you will be at your best to do wonderful things for your family and friends, your community, and yourself.
If you’d like to know more about yoga’s connection to mental health, check out our upcoming workshop that explores poses and breath work that can help calm you when you need it most. Sign up for the March 27 workshop here.
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This past year has been a struggle. We’ve had our lows and our highs. As we continue to move forward and grow from our 2020 experiences, it’s crucial we remember to care for our physical, emotional, and mental wellness. Yoga offers so many benefits that help you become a better, stronger person. We want to help you on this journey toward becoming your best self, and that’s why we have created yoga classes, teacher training courses, and coach training courses that connect you to your body, mind, and spirit as well as connecting you to those around you. Let us be part of your support system this next year. Sign up for a live class or training course today at Health Yoga Life!