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A Walnut Creek yoga teacher fields queries about the stress-relieving benefits of her practice.
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A Walnut Creek yoga teacher fields queries about the stress-relieving benefits of her practice
In the following Q&A, Marcia Conroy, a yoga teacher at the City of Walnut Creek Seniors’ Club, talks about the stress-reduction benefits of practicing yoga.
How does something as physical as yoga alleviate mental and emotional stress?
We carry stress in our muscles. If you get in the habit of stretching, you’re releasing that stress. And yoga also calms the mind, so you can be more focused on addressing other issues.
Do you have to be superflexible to reap the benefits of yoga?
People who are inflexible are the ones who really should be taking yoga. It would be very helpful in terms of how they feel and move.
Was stress reduction one of your reasons for getting involved in the practice of yoga?
It was all of my reason for starting yoga. I would go into class completely tight from work. By the time I came out, I was like a wet noodle, and there wasn’t a single work worry on my mind. I came to yoga because of stress, and I kept with it to stay healthy. For information about yoga classes at the Walnut Creek Seniors’ Club, call (925) 462-5285.