Yoga is finally backed by scientific studies
Some of you will already know that I encourage doing something nice for others every now and then and offer a free class if you can tell me what it is that you did for someone else. I've had great responses in the past where students have; given the homeless a meal, offered to babysit for new parents so they can have a night off, offered to cook a meal for others and so on.
I truly believe that there's an innate connection within each individual that allows us to relate, sympathise and empathise with others.
I often remind Yogis to be compassionate with themselves in class and with others in our daily lives, as well as accepting things for what they are. Sometimes we just need to let things be instead of trying to save the world. Once we become present in a moment it allows us to free ourselves of the world's burdens. Learning this technique and practicing daily meditation (even for 5 mins a day - which is challenging in the beginning) also relieves the body of stress and therefore promotes health and well-being.
There's an article on themindunleashed which gives more information on the findings of the studies conducted. Read the full article here >