What stresses you out?
You have probably encountered different types of stress: physical Stress, phycological stress, emotional stress, behavioral stress, to mention a few.
We have to deal with stress coming from all angles.
That being said, there are good stress and bad stress. Good stress usually comes when you’re trying to achieve a goal, and works as a stimulus to achieve that goal. Bad stress is when you face stressors that take a heavy toll and feel inescapable. Stress all depends on how you feel and interpret it.
It’ll be amazing if all stress can be good stress, but there are ways to switch your mentality to interpret bad stress as good.
There are four steps to go about this.
It’s easier said than done. This is going to take a lot of practice, and through yoga we can exercise these four steps. Yoga not only stimulates the physical, but also the mental.
We tend to desire a stress-free life and look outward to hope that our environment changes. Let’s say that the environment did change for this particular stressful problem and you feel less stressed. It’s good, but it didn’t target the fundamental problem. If another undesirable event occurs, you will most likely feel stressed again. Ultimately, we would have to work within ourselves. It all depends on how you perceive the situation. If we have foggy glasses, we’ll always see things unclear. If we have clean glasses, we will be able to capture the truth. Let’s aim to have clear glasses (or heart) together through practice.
Starting this month on Fridays, we have a class called Restorative Stretch. Restorative means to repair or renovate to its original condition. In other words, we want to bring our balance back from a chronic stressful state. Join us for a relaxation class.