You are absolutely right about inflammation and my doctor would 100% agree! It’s the culprit behind much more then anyone would suspect.
Also “relaxation is totally a skill”...YES! I find myself gathering my things up and skipping the meditation parts of my yoga. It’s easier to do a pose for me then to take that time to “just be”. My mind is alway 3 steps ahead and in 10 places.
June, I’m happy to know that this resonated with you! I think we are all in need of practice when it comes to relaxing. Luckily, yoga has lots of action + peace! I have a teacher who says, “no one needs to do poses they like”. Lol, I think you’re more than welcome to do the yoga you like. But, I do think it’s true that the most valuable yoga is likely the work we have the “hardest” time doing! Enjoy the movement of things and challenge yourself to enjoy the stillness too! That work is also most anti-inflammatory. It’s all a win-win 😉❤️
Steph I really appreciate your vulnerability and acknowledging what hiding was for you, and how your yoga practice, cultivating your inner world, self-understanding has allowed you to step out of that hiding place.
Ashley-Marie Olgado thanks Ashley! I felt a bit awkward admitting the piece about hiding in the interview and considered if I shouldn’t have shared that. But I thought more about it and still felt it really describes what I meant. I’m so grateful to hear that it made sense to you and resonated. I think yoga gifts us many lessons if we show up to do the inner work. Have you experienced any lessons from yoga that are based mostly in your inner world?