Our first yoga class was a great success. Special thanks to Holley at Yoga HoM for a fantastic class specifically focused on stress relief. Just what we needed! Here's our class made up of myself, some of the team at BrookeMD and patients from BrookeMD.
Taking an hour out of my busy work day in the middle of the week to be still, quiet, calm and reconnect physically and mentally resulted in a more peaceful spirit this evening - which involved a rushed dinner in order to get to a mandatory meeting at my kids school sprinkled with multiple melt downs by my children:) I remained peaceful - even though my child in the back seat of our car was strangely denying that our other child in the car seat next to her was her brother and was screaming about this with tears rolling down her cheeks. As usual, the meltdown resolved itself but the difference was I was actually calm on the inside, having taken the opportunity to reconnect with myself and allow my autonomic nervous system a time of relaxation before adding more stress to the day.
Anyone can do this yoga and feel the benefits both physically and mentally that practicing yoga can bring. Any age, any body type, even if you have no prior yoga experience. Will you join us? Next class is the 3rd Tuesday of October!
Brooke Uptagrafft, MD
Dr. Brooke is a family medicine doctor.