As outlined in her book The De-Stress Effect (Hay House 2015), modern psycho-social stress is difficult to escape and has profound effects on body and mind. As yoga is a system for ‘stilling the mind’, its inherent mindful attention and embodied awareness can help unravel habits of racing mind and holding tension in key areas like the lower back, shoulders and neck. The Somatic component includes rocking and pulsing movements with the breath, that soothe the nervous system and provide a focus for the mind. This will be a slow and gentle physical practice, suitable for everyone – you will be encouraged to listen to your own body and needs.

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