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A Wake-Up Call: The Vitality of Yoga and Wellness in Aging

After a significant health scare in 2010 that left me reevaluating my life and priorities, I decided to embark on a new path by starting my own yoga business. This life-altering experience underscored the importance of holistic well-being and the need to share the transformative power of yoga with others.

With a newfound passion for health and wellness, I founded my yoga business in November 2019 to help people discover the profound benefits of yoga for both physical and mental health, just as it had profoundly impacted my own life.

Engaging in physical exercise, be it yoga or another form of exercise, is a beautiful form of self-love. It's a commitment to care for your body and mind, nurturing them with movement, strength, and vitality. Each workout is a reminder that you deserve to feel your best, both physically and mentally. It's not about striving for perfection; it's about honoring yourself, appreciating your body's capabilities, and investing in your long-term well-being. In every step, stretch, or deep breath, you express love and gratitude for the incredible vessel that carries you through life.

As we age, the importance of wellness becomes increasingly evident. This lesson hit home even harder for me when my mother had a massive heart attack while I was visiting my family in Canada just two weeks ago. We were celebrating her eighty-first birthday. What made this experience particularly poignant was that my mother has dementia, a condition that adds an extra layer of complexity to health concerns.

The Unseen Risk Factors
One of the crucial lessons we learned was that heart attacks can strike anyone, regardless of their outward appearance of health. My mother's heart attack was attributed to factors that weren't immediately visible. High levels of stress caused by dementia, a genetic predisposition, and the natural aging process had all played a role in her condition. In some cases, dementia can affect an individual's ability to perceive pain or discomfort. This reduced sensitivity might mask signs of stress or physical distress, making it challenging to recognize heart attack symptoms.

My mother's heart attack was a stark reminder that we're not invincible. Yoga and wellness practices have the potential to play a vital role in preventing neurological and heart diseases as we age.

Here are two key reasons why these practices are beneficial:

The benefits of yoga often become more evident with time and consistent practice. Whether you're looking for physical fitness, stress relief, or greater inner peace, yoga can be a transformative journey that brings many rewards.

So, roll out your mat, take a deep breath, and start your yoga journey today.

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Josee Madison

Certified SELF-awareness coach | SELF-mastery coach | Rapid Resolution Therapy™ Facilitator | Creator of the Spiritually S.M.A.R.T.E.R.™ Path

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