Apr 1, 2017
Healing Your Mind And Body With Yoga – Janelle Stacks
At the time of this interview, Janelle had just completed a yoga teacher training and a few things she mentioned about the benefits of yoga made me want to interview her. I’ve practiced yoga myself, for about 3 years. I’m now hooked and I continue to learn more about its benefits. Here, Janelle shares her amazing insights and how it has helped to heal her mind and body.
2.15: Previously an athlete, she injured herself and was advised to take up yoga
3.05: How yoga improved her mind and her energy
3.50: How her attention improved – grew up taking medication from age 6/7.
4.30: Medication changed her psychologically. Her mother was worried.
5.10: You can’t come out of a yoga class, stressed. Combine movement with breath
5.40: How it stimulates the lymphatic system (waste disposal unit)
6:20: How your own physicality can influence your offspring’s health
6.50: Your body adapts to what you ask of it. The fascia in your body will adapt to how you put demand on your body
7.20: Your mind adapts to the demands you put on it
7.00: The condition of your body, can influence your offspring
7.28: Athletes tend to have offspring with similar attributes
7.50: What you ask of your body is what you will recreate (if you have kids)
8.45: A comparison between the dead body of a person who practised yoga most of their life, with someone who did not. Very different muscle formation.
9.15: With muscle, whatever doesn’t strengthen, weakens. Muscle grows or it shrinks – there is nothing in between.
10.00: How yoga got Janelle more in tune with her body. How she began to listen to her body.
11.00: How to sort out concentration problems by switching your diet in combination with yoga & meditation
12.00: How bringing attention to her breath, Janelle has, over time, improved her concentration
12.50: When Janelle doesn’t practice yoga, she notices her stress and anxiety increase
13.40: An app that allows you to practice yoga at home
14.25: Ways to incorporate yoga into your daily routine
16.40: Do whatever will get you in the door
16.50: Benefits and pitfalls of heated yoga
17.35: Hot yoga – sculpt
18.00: Vinyassa Flow
18.19: Q: As we age, is yoga the right answer to deal with aches and pains?
19:30: Thoughts on injuries
If you're based in Santa Monica, look up Janelle Stacks.