Thursday, September 26, 2013

Using Yoga for Mental Wellbeing

Yoga helps me to stay focused and in-tune with my body.  So often I will find areas of tightness which need to have the courage to “let go.”  If you are wondering if I mean this physically or mentally, it’s a bit of both.  Unless I’m listening to a yoga instructor who has the class doing something which I absolutely am incapable of doing, I am traveling within with my mind.

The yoga class I’ve most recently attended locally is called the “Gentle Yoga” class.  We do a lot of stretching and gentle movements.  After a 90-minute session, I always feel better.  My joints seem to have more space in them as does my mind.

To be honest, it’s the calming the mind aspect of yoga which I find more challenging.  I am not one to not be thinking about something.  I’m always thinking about something.

Read this post in its entirety:
Living with RA: Get Up and MOVE IT! Exercising with Yoga to Stay Centered


  1. Just found your blog. I have MS and fibromyalgia. I also practice and teach yoga. It is definitely what keeps me going (physically and mentally). So glad you mentioned the modifications you make. That's the great thing about yoga --- it meets you where you are at every time you step onto your mat.

  2. nice blog i love it