We are so enlightened in this age. We appear to have it all and yet so often we struggle with the challenges of this ‘age of anxiety’. Stress, depression, body tension/pain, interrupted sleep, cravings and addictive behaviours are all known to be some of the consequences of modern-day living. Many of us are extremely over-stimulated and our bodies are burdened.
Ongoing stress and raised cortisol levels can aggravate underlying conditions and can profoundly affect our work and our relationships. Hands-on healing, massage, yogic practices and meditation can all help to downgrade our over-stimulated nervous systems and interrupt the vicious cycles of stress that can take us out of balance.
Once stress levels are reduced, we can then apply self-help protocols to our lifestyle that help us repair and maintain our wellness. Yoga offers a huge array of adaptable tools that can help us lessen the effects of past trauma and rebuild balance, physically and mentally. It can also offer us a foundation to get to know ourselves spiritually, which could be seen for many as the missing component of modern-day life.