Tuesday, August 17, 2010
There are really two parts to this blog. One is a personal experience and one is a reference to a NY Times article. Here the URL for the article: well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/11/p hys-ed-can-exercise-moderate-anger/
The article indicates that exercise can help keep anger from escalating. The comments that follow the article are interesting to read as well.
I know there is research that indicates exercise can help in depression and down moods. I usually have a great day after I teach my Wake-Up Yoga class at 6:30 AM on Tuesdays. But today was different, as the morning wore down so did I. I spent most of the afternon dozing on the couch. Not a usual "activity" for me. When I finally struggled to the surface of full consciousness, I remembered we had dinner plans with friends to hear about their trip to Turkey (where we had once lived.) I was in no mood at that point to muster the energy to shower, figure out what to wear and go out.
So... what else would I do, but check my email. Lo and behold, I have an email from Yoga Journal that had a link to a 30 minute video of hip openers.
End result: Wonderful shower, loved dressing up and a great dinner and conversation. Thank you, exercise!