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How do we get stressed

Understanding how we get stressed might help you find solutions to manage your stress levels. As I mentioned before in previous posts stress is related to the sympathetic nervous system. It’s a natural response of the body and it is activated by stressors.  Stress can be physical, mental or emotional and it works as a survival mechanism that ultimately prepares the body for danger.   THE TWO FACES OF STRESS…

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Food and your mood

The brain-gut connection “I just have this gut feeling” or “I feel butterflies in my stomach”. Sound familiar? These are common expressions and yet it shows a deep connection between our brain, our gut and our emotions.  The food we eat can either nurture us or damage us. It depends on the quality of the diet you follow. Everything we eat affects our body, our gut,…

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Why is controlling your breath so important?

Ever wonder why in yoga we focus so much on our breathing?  If you’ve been to any yoga class, the same pattern occurs. The teacher indicates how to breathe during a sequence of postures. Where to inhale and where to exhale, all while holding a posture and only breathing through your nose.  Ever wonder why this is? Why should we breathe in this pattern instead of…

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Struggles with your mat

A guide to maintain your practice  SADHANA- The struggle is real In yoga, daily practice is called sadhana. Most people start establishing a sadhana by getting into asana (postures), the third limb of Ashtanga Yoga. But sadhana is simply your daily practice whatever that  is asana, meditation, pranayama, japa or all of the above.  Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, better known as Guruji in the Ashtanga world used…

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