Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

Too often we overlook the connection between physical and mental health. This week we encourage you to think about ways to engage in wellness activities that will support you in maintaining your health and wellbeing that can lead to pathways that improve your physical fitness, relieve stress, reduce depression, and enhance your quality of life. Consider trying yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in your path to wellness.

  • Yoga increases body awareness, relieves stress, reduces muscle tension, strain, and inflammation, sharpens attention and concentration, calms and centers the nervous system, which has been know to improve mental health.
  • Meditation is the practice of thinking deeply or focusing one’s mind for a period of time. While there are many forms of meditation, the ultimate goal is a feeling of relaxation and inner peace, which can improve mental health.
  • Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people to manage their thoughts, feelings, and can improve one’s mental health.

When you incorporate physical and mental wellness activities such as these into your routine, you may find positive benefits result to your overall health and wellbeing.

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