Yoga was designed for times like these. 3000 years ago, no-one took life or health for granted. Yoga practice was designed to help us to deal with uncertainty, change and adversity.
More than simply physical exercise, yoga is a way to keep ourselves healthy – body, mind and soul.
The Sanskrit for word yoga “yuj” means to “join” or “yoke”, it literally means union. I think of it as “WD40” for body, mind and soul. It is a practice that helps us to bring ourselves together metaphorically – all aspects of ourselves – physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual, which in turn lubricates and creates flow throughout the whole of our being.
At these difficult times, it is easy to lose the connection to our bodies and what the ancient yogis would see as our true and inner selves. In the midst of movement, yoga allows us to find space and stillness to reconnect with our bodies and in so doing our true nature.