There is so much evidence-based information on the overwhelming benefits of yoga. From decreasing stress, to relieving anxiety, to reducing inflammation, to increasing health, to fighting depression, to reducing stress, the benefits are endless. I have been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and still, one of my favorite poses is Legs Up the Wall. This posture is one of the most nourishing, grounding and calming poses I can think of, and I have turned to it many times in my own life when I was feeling overwhelmed, tired, or stressed.
As the New Year approaches we, of course, are hoping that you have “Try Yoga” as one of your resolutions.
When the day came and I was ready to take my first class, I was bombarded with obstacles. This was before there were neighborhood yoga studios and back when the classes were offered few and far between. This was pre-internet, before GPS.
To find a class I had to do it the 5,000 year old Vedic Tradition way: I found a friend who had a friend, who knew a guy who told me there was a class offered every Tuesday night at 7:30 in the rectory of a church a few towns aw...