With those who have suffered trauma and addiction, the resulting negative thought patterns lead to stress. Yoga is meant to heal this stress. Yoga is a very useful technique for learning how to witness the fluctuations of the mind, and how our mind affects our state of being, and vice versa. By learning to develop this kind of awareness, and connecting to our breath, we can learn to develop a sense of calm. Detached awareness, breathing, and calm helps yoga practitioners to counter the effects of stress and anxiety. Not all Yoga positions are comfortable. But learning to sit through the discomfort, and ‘breath through it,’ can become a valuable habit for the one’s daily living.
To practice yoga at Alo House, one need not have any experience. Our yoga instructor meets each client where they are at, and leads students through the most gentle of positions until they are ready to tackle the more advanced postures. Yoga is a great way to trigger the body’s natural endorphin system, and to build strength, vitality, and well-being.