Stress is mainly a physical response  when body is ‘stressed, it  thinks it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action. This causes a number of reactions, from blood being diverted to muscles to shutting down unnecessary bodily functions such as digestion. the ‘fight or flight’ mode help us survive dangerous situationsThat heart pounding, fast breathing sensation is the adrenaline; as well as a boost of energy, it enables us to focus our attention so we can quickly respond to the situation. The challenge is when our body goes into continous  state of stress it can be detrimental to our health

Stress is a truth of life, and we can’t make it go away. however, we can  develop strategies for dealing with stress.. Yoga and mindfulness meditation are wonderful tools for dealing with and even be-friending stress.

In this workshop we will:

  • Define stress, common stressors and the effects of stress on the mind and the body
  • Learn simple techniques to reduce and manage stress-Yoga movement, breath work and other mindfulness practices

Yoga therapy is specialized form of yoga which tailors Yoga practices to the individual needs of people with the health problems. It includes simple postures, breathing , relaxation and meditation practices taking into account medical diagnosis and holistic factors. It emphasize on mind body incorporation, extended awareness and the promotion of the sense of harmony . It is applicable to many chronic condition , . Conditions treated include asthma and hypertension and heart conditions, back pain, arthritis, hyperacidity, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, migraine and headaches, multiple sclerosis, and cancer (coping with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, rehabilitation from surgery, and reducing anxiety). Yoga therapy can be used in  conjunction with other complimentary therapies.

Prior experience of yoga is not required.