MOTIVATION: you clear the time, yoga does the rest.
Michelle Williams is opening a yoga center that caters specifically to single mothers. The Blue Valentine star has been raising daughter Matilda, 5, on her own since the death of boyfriend Heath Ledger in 2008 and she credits yoga with helping her cope with the tragedy.
“Yoga gave me relief like nothing else; it made be a better person and a better mother,” the actress said. “I could come back to my daughter anew. And then I started to think about how expensive it is to get a babysitter to take a yoga class, which makes it out of reach for so many women.”
The Yoga for Single Moms Project is now launching a pilot program in Boston, Massachusetts.
“The idea behind the program is that if you can clear the time, we do the rest,” Michelle said. “It provides childcare while the mom is in the yoga class, and it’s all free.”
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Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don’t transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.
1- It lowers oxygen consumption.
2- It decreases respiratory rate.
3- It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
4- Increases exercise tolerance.
5- Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
6- Good for people with high blood pressure.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a type of meditation that you practice it 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.
“In the last decade, independent studies have found that the technique may reduce hypertension, obesity, and diabetes in patients with coronary heart disease and can be beneficial to brain function and cognitive development.”