After studying to become an owner builder and bringing my home to near completion, I just about froze on the job. Sitting day after day - headaches/dizzy spells/anxiety/panic attaches/high blood pressure/sore joints - afraid to move.
Fortunately, a newspaper announced yoga classes for the over 70's and here I am back on the job. At 72 - no more panic attacks/less anxiety/very few headaches/controlled blook pressure/next to no dissy spells/some weight loss/ease of movement/balanced improved (no more stumbling around trying to put my scanties on) / more decisive/fellowship of others facing similiar challenges.
Yoga is the lay persons neuroscience - Yogis have known for centuries that there are layers of mental activity that can be harnessed and directed. When attention becomes concentration and concentration establishes a pause between the rise and fall of thoughts, we arrive into a state known as meditation. The interconnections between the layers of consciousness create the conditions for wisdom.. it arises in the pause, in the interruption of habitual thought.
“As soon as there is stopping, there is happiness. There is peace. When we stop like that, it looks as if nothing is happening, but in fact everything is happening. You are deeply established in the present moment, and you touch your cosmic body. You touch eternity. There is no more restlessness, no more seeking.” Thich Nhat Hanh
Yoga provides a context in which teens, living in a sea of peer pressure, performance stress and emotional change, learn restraint and self reflective awareness. This course for teenagers aged between 12 and 15 years of age, will both challenge and nourish them.