One of yoga's most known poses, Downward-Facing Dog, is an incredibly rejuvenating stretch that helps you calm your brain, relieve stress and energise your body. It's a start, a pause, a place to come back to or build up from. A regular yoga practice can be key to psychological and emotional healing, taking you on an amazing journey to your one true self. "Yoga is a psychology—the whole practice helps us work with the nature of the mind, the nature of being a human, how emotions live in our bodies, how they affect our behavior and our minds.", says a licensed psychotherapist + yoga teacher @ashleyturner1 for @yogajournal. 🧘♀️✨🧘♂️For more mental health benefits of yoga head over to our stories today! #soheartcore #mentalhealthawarenessweek 📷 via @moncits
And for more inspiration, here're some beautiful words form B.K.S Iyengar: "Many of you may worry that you are unable to meet the challenges that lie ahead. I want to assure you that you can. I am a man who started from nowhere; I was heavily disadvantaged in many ways. After much time and effort, I began to reach somewhere. I literally emerged from darkness to light, from mortal sickness to health, from crude ignorance to immersion in the ocean of knowledge by one means alone, namely by zealous persistence in the art and science of yoga practice (sadhana). What held good for me will hold good for you too."