Welcome to YOGA HEART MIND with Jo Tastula and Stuart Watkins
With over 35 years of practice experience we have curated the best of our knowledge and loves here on this platform to aid you in excelling in your health and wealth of heart and mind. Many practices passed down from wisdom traditions are applicable to those on the renunciant path and often miss the mark with the modern practitioner. Our expertise and passion is in bringing these wisdom practices into conscious action. The radiance and clarity that we cultivate from these practices can be integrated into relationships, work, play and every area of ones life. We warmly welcome you into exploring this platform and may it assist you on your path. We will be offering meditations and practices that have a real impact in daily life. We invite you to comment, ask questions and to be an integral piece in this inspiring you on your path. We give thanks to our teacher Ram Dass and all of the great teacher’s that have supported and inspired us in so many ways.
Why Yoga is Important
Increases strength and endurance
Many yoga poses require the use of the body’s own weight as resistance, which helps to build strength and endurance in the muscles. This can improve overall fitness and athletic performance.
Practicing yoga helps to improve flexibility and balance by stretching and strengthening the muscles and joints. This can reduce the risk of injury and improve posture.
The focus on breath work and meditation in yoga can also help to reduce stress and anxiety. This can improve overall mental and emotional well-being.
Some styles of yoga, such as vinyasa or power yoga, can provide a cardiovascular workout that improves heart health and circulation.