During the Covid crisis, Safespots participants have been accessing Yoga and Meditation to support their well-being and emotional health. For many women, the sessions have been a lifeline, enabling them to focus on themselves.
There is a growing body of research from various sources, to back up Yoga and Meditation benefits for well-being.
Meditation is a very precise technique which allows the mind to rest and for the people to achieve a state of consciousness, totally different from the usual state of awareness.
Yoga and Meditation have far-reaching effects enabling people to reach all levels of self-promoting awareness, peace, relaxation and healing. When you practice Yoga and Meditation, you seek the stillness and purity that a silent mind affords. Both Yoga and Meditation allow a way of shutting out errant thoughts and the muddled mind associated with everyday stressful living.
Yoga and Meditation have a long, illustrious history and perhaps it has never been needed as much as now in the complexities of Covid-19. With all the modern-day stresses and strains, these practices are a successful form of stress reduction, which promotes health and well-being. Yoga and Meditation have evolved over thousands of years into the structured practice of modern times.
It has been wonderful to see women at Safespots actively access a space of inner calm and peace from these sessions, delving into their ‘inner world’ and finding a sense of clarity. They have all experienced trauma and it is great to see them begin to use Yoga and Meditation to help them to work through difficult times.
I look forward to continuing to work alongside the Safespots Team.
Quotes from session attendees:
‘It’s about finding a balance as negative energy takes us off balance’
‘We are worth the investment’
‘Happy mom – happy child’
‘Thank you for this opportunity – Safespots is a lifeline’