Understanding Guided Relaxation and Mindful Breathing with Liz Kraefft
Julie speaks with Liz Kraefft, a qualified yoga teacher. Liz and Julie discuss Liz’s background and how she got started learning and then teaching yoga. Liz shares how she incorporates relaxation in her yoga sessions and what guided relaxation is. She explains the benefits of guided relaxation practices, and why people often struggle getting started with this practice.
Liz and Julie then discuss yoga and mindfulness for older adults, including the importance of trust and managing fear of falls, as well as how mobility challenges can be accommodated using props like chairs to allow people with injuries or mobility issues to still participate.
Liz explains what mindfulness and mindful breathing are, and why it’s so important to incorporate it in our lives. Liz and Julie finish this interview discussing mindful breathing as a non-drug strategy for dealing with mental health issues, and Liz’s tips for incorporating relaxation into residential settings.
You can find out more about Liz and her classes on Facebook or at her website https://www.kuringgaiyoga.com.au/ The app she mentions in this episode is Insight Timer, which you can find here https://insighttimer.com/meditation-app
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