Why am I so passionate about wellbeing? It helps dodging life's curveballs!
I have gone through hard times in my life, and I often get asked, how did I make it through, and how am I still happy?
The goal of most people is simply to be happy, so coming through trauma and regain happiness is an important skill to have.
I believe that feeling and being well makes us happy, therefore, looking after our wellbeing is key.
Feeling well means not being in pain, in our bodies (no hurting bones, joints, muscles, no head- or bellyaches), or in our minds (no low feeling).
To feel happy, some seek escape and release in potentially harmful pastimes (recreational cannabis use, for instance, has risen by 60% in the last decade), and some get the happy feelings from things like exercising.
Yoga & meditation can play a HUGE part in our wellbeing
What is the effect of yoga on mood, anxiety & the brain?
Science tells us that doing yoga has shown greater improvement in mood and greater decreases in anxiety levels than even walking.
Similarly, meditation is an effective treatment for anxiety, and it does not cause any side effects. It may also function as a preventative for anxiety disorders.
Another study shows that yoga reverses markers of ageing - who wouldn't get a high out of that fact!
There is such a thing as a YOGA HIGH. It is what keeps us yogi(ni)s coming back.
It's that heady feeling of excitement, like a teenager before going to a party. You feel your body, mind and soul align as soon as you take that first releasing breath. It's highly addictive - without the horrible morning after feeling, or side effects!
To be well, we need movement & stillness DAILY. We need to feel well, in body, mind and soul.
A strong YOU is a really, really good way to be when life throws you a curveball. A strong YOU will get through trauma, and come out smiling. I did. I survived - with a smile on my face.
And that's why wellbeing is my passion, and why I have made it my mission to bring wellbeing in the form of yoga, meditation and other wellbeing practices to you.