There was a time in the when meditation and yoga were stereotyped only as an aspect of "alternative lifestyles," assumed to be "hippy-dippy" activities for zen-fixated people chanting "ohm" and eating restrictive diets. Outside of the cultures in which they originated, the practice of meditation or yoga was considered esoteric and slightly weird. Now, those times are over.
Meditation and yoga are so commonly practised now that you can find local yoga studios in most towns and cities and multiple meditation apps on your smartphone. What caused the perspective to shift, and what's all this hype about? Well, they work!
As with most ancient practices, there is a reason they have lasted millennia across many cultures - they are effective and they can help. Our Western culture has been late to the party, but that's ok: there's enough mindful self-care for everyone!
Meditation and yoga, though different in from and practice, complement each other in multiple ways to restore, refresh,...