Yoga For Mental Health: My Top 5 Favorite Videos

I don’t do yoga to lose weight and I don’t do yoga to become more flexible. I do yoga because each time my feet hit the mat I am forced to confront myself. To focus on what’s going on in my head and how I’m feeling in that moment. I have to pay attention to how I’m breathing and I have to pay attention to how I’m holding and carrying my body and where the tension is. I have to pay attention. Yoga confronts me with truth. There are all kinds of yoga. All kinds. There are headstands and handstands and yoga that you do in heated rooms that have sweat pouring off of you. There’s yoga done on beaches and mountaintops and sunny places. That’s not how I yoga. I’m a messy hair, pajama-wearing, sometimes-still-in-bed yoga practitioner. Check out Yin yoga and Restorative yoga, that’s where it’s at. Yoga is…

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