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Isn't Mental Health just as important as Physical Health, or more?

May is a pivotal month in our calendar - a time when the spotlight shines brightly on mental health awareness. At The InBody Journey, I embrace this opportunity to have candid conversations, without reservation or hesitation. I recognize the stigma that often shrouds mental health issues, but I am committed to breaking through it, creating a nurturing space where healing and growth can flourish.


Mental health concerns, ranging from common conditions like depression and anxiety to more severe illnesses, cast a wide net, affecting millions worldwide. Their impact extends far beyond the individual, reaching into the lives of loved ones and communities. From sleep disturbances and mood swings to social withdrawal and concentration difficulties, the symptoms of mental illness can disrupt daily life and strain relationships. It's a ripple effect that touches every aspect of our existence.


As a Certified Yoga Therapist accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), I view individuals holistically through the biopsychosocialspiritual lens, recognizing the interconnectedness of mental health and physical health, acknowledging their equal significance as components of one integrated unit. In my recent LIVE Instagram clips, I delved into the gravity of mental health challenges, shedding light on their profound impact. But amidst the darkness, there is hope. I shared practical tips and tools to help manage symptoms and navigate the complexities of living with depression or anxiety. From mindfulness practices and relaxation techniques to professional therapy, there are myriad approaches to support mental health and cultivate resilience. Additionally, we explored somatic tools and techniques that offer profound support in healing trauma stored in the body, such as yoga therapy, somatic experiencing, and body-centered awareness practices.  


As a practitioner with personal and professional experience, I'm here to offer support and guidance on your mental health journey. Visit @inbodyjourney_yogatherapy to catch the Live replays for REAL TALK sessions where I dive deep into important topics to listen and learn. Remember, you're not alone, and there is hope. If you need support, don't hesitate to reach out. Whether it's a private session or simply someone who understands, I'm here for you. And if I'm unavailable or not the right fit for you, I have a wealth of resources that I can share to help you on your healing path. Together, let's embark on a journey toward greater understanding, compassion, and resilience in the realm of mental health.



Here are three tips that can support improving your mental health:

1. Practice Mindfulness: Engaging in mindfulness practices such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or body scans can help to bring awareness to the present moment and cultivate a sense of calm and inner peace. By focusing on the here and now, you can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and enhance overall well-being.


2. Prioritize Self-Care: Taking care of your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs is essential for mental health. Make self-care a priority by engaging in activities that nourish your body, mind, and soul, such as getting enough sleep, eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, spending time in nature, and connecting with loved ones.


3. Seek Support: Don't hesitate to reach out for help and support when needed. Whether it's talking to a trusted friend or family member, seeking guidance from a mental health professional, or joining a support group, having a strong support system can provide comfort, validation, and encouragement during challenging times. Remember, you don't have to face your mental health struggles alone, and there are resources and people available to help you on your journey to healing and recovery.


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