9 hours per day. If you’re an average American, that’s how many hours you’re spending in front of a screen. As much as we all love the modern conveniences of our electronics, all that screen time could be hurting your eyes.
A new report from the Vision Council suggests that 70 percent of American adults experience digital eye strain from using these devices more and more commonly, especially those aged 18 to 34.
Every year we’re spending more and more time on our devices, allowing electronics to constantly fill our eyes with the stresses around us. Because of this, even closing our eyes doesn’t allow us to fully disconnect from the things we see every day.
We all need to take the time to get away, even if it’s only for a few minutes. Yoga is a perfect way to let go of all the past and future moments that are always on our mind and be present in this moment, right now.
Yoga is not only exercise but a deeply spiritual practice that helps us explore the many limitations society creates. We hold the reflections of our culture deep within our egos and inner consciousnesses. By practicing yoga, we create a network of changes in the mind, body and spirit that is so life-altering that it is physiologically embedded into our cells.
Unfortunately, as we become increasingly distracted by our constant connection to our stressful lives and troubled world, it becomes harder and harder for us to be fully present at the mat to wholly experience all the health and spiritual benefits of practicing yoga.
Enter Yoga Unplugged.
On August 12th, I will be leading this 90-minute workshop which focuses on giving our eyes a break by heightening our other senses and enjoying them in their fullness. With a 75-minute flow followed by a 15-minute restorative savasana, we will practice experiencing intense sensations of smell, touch, and sound. For this specific workshop, we will even play with taste.
Completely immerse yourself with 90 minutes of Yoga Unplugged. In this workshop, you will learn how to feel and move with the restorative flow of change, and create an inner dialogue that speaks your personal truth. You will be asked to trust your mat, knowledge of yoga, and teacher to safely guide you through asana as you truly feel and experience our poses with all of your senses.