This reminds me of a quote by B.K.S. Iyengar in Light on Life; “when you cannot hold the body still, you cannot hold the brain still, If you do not know the silence of the body, you cannot understand the silence of the mind”
I am not one of those teachers who does headstands everywhere, but I do attempt to bring a calm mind to daily situations. This may be due to my respect for a healthy neck!
Most people walk around sleep deprived, with headaches, digestive problems and crankiness…That being said, not all stretching is created equal. Yesterday I spoke about the hamstrings and how you want to learn how to stretch safely in order to prevent injury. Unfortunately, I do get students who are already injured, and then the emphasis is on healing and rehabilitation which is another benefit to a yogatherapy practice.
Want to get started? I have a host of zen ideas for you -you can cultivate calm in my fantastic blend between a yoga session and a massage called Yapana® Stretch One on One. Or ~ check out my meditation tips, some breathing and relaxing tips on my Yoga Mind Cd; I am also available in public yoga classes in Tenafly and available for private yoga classes.