Why Slow Yoga?

"Slowness of movement is the key to awareness, and awareness is the key to learning ... slower movement leads to more subtle observation ... so that more change is possible." ~~Doidge, 2016

Slowness in movement creates greater brain neuroplasticity.

During a slow yoga practice the brain learns to better regulate all body systems -- helping you to activate when you need to, and relax when you need to. It can help us undo the wiring of chronic pain, anxiety, depression and immune dysfunction.

Slow movement encourages parasympathetic activity. This slow movement information going to the brain activates the slow vaso-mechano receptor nerves that we want to activate because they have such an amazing healing response on the nervous system.

Benefits of a slow mindful yoga practice...

  • Improved muscular strength and flexibility

  • Improved respiratory and cardiovascular function

  • Reduces stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain

  • Improved sleep

  • Enhanced sense of well-being and quality of life

  • Builds awareness

  • Improved brain function: increase in memory, improved function of attention networks, reduced reactivity

  • Increased interoception and proprioception

  • Improved self-regulation and emotional regulation

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