The Dublin School of Yoga continues to work with several organisations (Health Service Executive (HSE) Education and Training Boards (ETB) and several Secondary Schools) working with their management, staff, and pupils. We run several group remedial classes, teaching simple techniques that help an individual to recognise their and deal with day-to-day stresses.
If ever there was a time when the impacts of stress are clearly seen, it is now. Not only would individual’s normal day to day lives have several stressors that have to be managed. Now, with the added impacts of the pandemic, the daily exposure to negative news, the heightened fear levels, the lack of autonomy around personal freedom, and the raised expectations on staff, parents, and children to adjust to an ever-changing environment, all produce a state of physical and mental tension. Stress if left unchecked can lead to the development of any number of stress disorders.
Physical Stress Disorders
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
Mental/Emotional Stress Disorders
- Depression or anxiety.
- Anger, irritability, or restlessness.
- Feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated, or unfocused.
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much.
- Racing thoughts or constant worry.
- Problems with your memory or concentration.
- Making bad decisions.
Having worked in many organisations over the years, I get to see first-hand the detrimental effects of stress on people mental, emotional, and physical health. Students in my class often confide in me about the numerous injuries and emotional difficulties they experience as a direct result of feeling overwhelmed in work or at home. They frequently state the dread of either going to bed and their nightly struggle to sleep, or the thoughts of waking to another day of feeling unable to cope.
Yoga is recognised as a form of mind-body medicine. The practice of yoga can play such an important role in the prevention and treatment of stress disorders. Using a number of physical postures and breathing exercises, yoga can help gently retore the bodies chemical balance, while improving muscle strength, flexibility, blood circulation and oxygen uptake.
Developing a Yoga practice can enable you to shift your focus from external events that you have no control over, to developing an inner awareness and stillness that will prevent the build-up of stress chemicals in your mind and body.
Here at the Dublin School of Yoga we recognise the benefits of a stress management programme built into any organisations core value. We offer experienced instructors and tailor our classes to suit your organisations goals.
If you would like to speak to us about your specific needs, and a time frame to delivering a structured stress management course, please call 086 868 8627