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18 Feb

3 Ways Yoga Benefits Your Mental Health

We live in one of the busiest ages, where even during our ‘chill out’ time we are constantly stimulating our senses. From flicking down social timelines, or watching the latest Netflix series, we hardly take a moment to get out doors and shut off. Yoga allows us to do just this.

Incorporating yoga into your routine can help enhance not just our physical but also our mental health. Reducing symptoms such as stress, depression and anxiety, which are heavily linked to our busy and overwhelming lifestyles. There is a growing body of research to back up yoga’s mental health benefits, discover them below;

  1. Builds your sense of self – Through yoga, you get to know yourself whilst creating a non-judgmental relationship with you body. The mindful practice of trialing postures allows you to build self-trust, to become more rooted in your own body, and to become more aware of what your body needs. The practice of yoga cultivates self-confidence from within, allowing you to feel more at peace with nothing to prove and nothing to hide. 
  2. Relieves anxiety & stress – Yoga allows you not to think of the past or the future, but simply the now. It allows you to focus on what you are doing in the present moment, which can then be applied off your yoga mat. The overall practice of yoga alights the relaxation response, allowing both the body and mind to gain a sense of calm and ease. As you focus only on the present, allowing no other stresses from the day to creep into your mind.
  3. Increases your happiness – Ever notice how amazing you feel after a good yoga session? It turns out it’s not all in your head! In fact, exercise stimulates neuro-chemicals that elevate your mood and improve your memory.

Our ‘Yoga and Wellness’ weekend is designed to allow you to connect to the self and improve your overall physical and mental well-being. Through specially curated classes, fresh and healthy dishes, as well as the opportunity to get outside and reconnect to nature. Taking place and inspired by our beautiful coastal location, take a look at our up coming weekend this Spring here

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