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Is Yoga for You?

I believe so, yes. I believe yoga is for all. Do you breathe? Do you move? Then you can practice yoga. I started practicing about 5 years ago. I was going through some scary anxiety - I had always been a worrier, but this was debilitating. I couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, my heart started racing. I didn‘t want to leave the house. I called in sick to work and was petrified to drive on the highway. The fear plus feeling my body had gone haywire drove me to find ways to manage the anxiety holistically. I started doing 10 minute mindfulness meditations with the Calm app - try it, it’s great! And I went to yoga. My friend Julie was the instructor and led us through a very gentle Hatha Yoga class. I walked away feeling better. Not just because I realized yoga wasn’t about bending yourself into a pretzel, but because it softened the anxiety.

I’d be lying if I said that’s all it took. I was about 50 - that magic age of menopause! I saw my physician as well and she prescribed a low dose of anxiety medication. I kept going to yoga and continued the mindfulness meditation. I am all the better for it. Start where you are. You can practice yoga on a chair, in the air, on the floor or with a goat and probably in a boat. I sense a children‘s book here! Practice in a field of yellow! Come as you are, in whatever physical state you’re in. We’d love to have you! Your Om Sweet Om awaits you at Sunflower! Hope to see you

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