I don’t think I realized how much anxiety I experienced until I momentarily stopped feeling anxiety, looked around, and thought, “is this how everyone else normally feels?” I owe that break in anxiety entirely to yoga. If anxiety is the pain of disconnection (a paraphrased definition from Sarah Wilson) then yoga eases anxiety through reconnection – to yourself and your “Something Else.
Although physical practice hooked my attention, it's the philosophy of yoga that changed me. Join me for the Beyond Asana workshop series, which will take you past the physical practice and into the philosophy of yoga through the Yamas (moral guidelines). Each 2-hour workshop includes group discussion, journaling and self-reflection, micro-practices, and guided meditation.