Intentional Well-Being Podcast: How to Sustain Community
How do you define community? And what does community look like to you?
I am asking this because I realize that building community is so much more than just linking up with others that agree with you; like friends or co-workers. Building community involves the entire community. And that includes everything we do and do not agree upon. For example: voting season. So, once you have built community, how do you sustain it?
I’m here with public service professional and activist, Niya Bajaj. We are discussing the importance of a healthy community, being in good relationship with yourself, the value of rest, and setting expectations with your employer. If we can build a good relationship with ourselves then we must always be able to sustain it.
Remember, being in service for others, means we have to first be in service for ourselves. And that means you’re going to need to stand up for what you need to be in a state of well-being. For example: setting boundaries and expectations in all the relationships in your life. Especially at work.
Every day, my yoga practice helps me manage my pain, and maintain my mental well-being so I can achieve my goals and thrive. I want the same for all my students.
As a yoga therapist, I have seen the benefits of using the evidence based practices from the traditions of yoga to improve my physical, physiological and psychological well being, and I bring that lived experience to how I will work with you.
While I don’t specialize in working with specific conditions, I have experience in developing safe, accessible personalized yoga therapy practices for people living with and recovering from discomfort due to joint injuries, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, PCOS and (in)fertility concerns, eating disorders, trauma, stress and post traumatic stress.
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