A holistic approach to mental health

Yoga and Mindfulness

A holistic approach to mental health

Yoga and Mindfulness

by exulthealth
Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. It is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or discipline.

Why Yoga for Mental Health?

By reducing perceived stress and anxiety, yoga appears to modulate stress response systems. This, in turn, decreases physiological arousal — for example, reducing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and easing respiration. There is also evidence that yoga practices help increase heart rate variability, an indicator of the body’s ability to respond to stress more flexibly.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the practice of being deliberately aware from moment to moment of one’s conscious experience. It  is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training.

Mindful practices like meditation are being used as tools to improve health, lessen pain and dodge sickness in large part because they reduce stress. And since stress is often at the root of overeating, mindfulness seems to make us eat better meals.

Frequently Asked Questions: Yoga and Mindfulness

Unfortunately, insurance does not cover the program but we offer generic medications options. If you think this is the right choice for you, talk to our financial planners and we will do all we can to accommodate you.

Anybody. Our yoga and mindfulness program is geared towards mental health but anyone can participate.

Because we are a mental health facility we take that into account during our yoga classes. Our yoga teacher, Ana, has devised classes that stray away from trauma.

Such as having knees closed positions and a no-touching policy.

It can help you de-stress, balance, work on strength, more sleep and energy, helps you lose weight, and lowers high blood pressure.

You should arrive 10 minutes before to set up. We provide mats! Come in and take your socks off. You will be going through a set of poses meant to open up your breathing and relax you. Key note** Remember to breathe while doing the poses.

We offer yoga every Monday from 12 p.m.-1p.m. and 1 p.m. – 2p.m.

Light, loose clothing.High-waisted leggings or loose trousers are good options.
For men, stretchy shorts. Just remember to wear something comfortable you can stretch in!

This depends on what you want to focus on. Sometimes you want to focus more on the mental aspect of yoga, sometimes you want to focus on the physical.

Scientific Understanding of Yoga and Mindfulness

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An article over yoga’s effects with multiple mental health disorders like depression and eating disorders.

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A look at the evolution of yoga into a mental health tool.

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A piece over Mindfulness-based therapies are growing in popularity and necessity from clinical to non-clinical.

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