Can yoga really help you navigate the transitions of your life? (with Stephanie Cunningham)

Can yoga really help you navigate the transitions of your life? (with Stephanie Cunningham)

Can yoga really help you navigate the transitions of your life? If you’re anything like Stephanie Cunningham, a yoga instructor and podcaster that specializes in working with older adults, the answer is a resounding yes.

Stephanie found yoga after retiring and settling down in Australia. With no job and no ability to get a job due to visa constraints, Stephanie struggled to find her place in the world. That is until she found yoga. Not only did yoga help her physically, it helped her emotionally and spiritually as well.

But it wasn’t until Stephanie saw how profoundly yoga helped her aging mother manage pain and improved her mobility that she knew this was something she needed to dive into more deeply.

In this 50-minute interview, Stephanie shares about her own personal journey with yoga, as well as the benefits of yoga and meditation for older adults. It’s a fascinating topic and one that I hope you enjoy exploring as much as I have.

I’d love to hear from you!

What stood out most from Stephanie’s interview? Is yoga something that you would turn to as you were navigating your own transitions in life?

The Episode:

Topics Discussed:

  • An introduction to Stephanie and what she does
  • The benefit of yoga for older adults and how it supports the body as it ages
  • Meditation and how that supports seniors as they cope with stress
  • How Stephanie found yoga and decided to make this her focus
  • What Stephanie’s life was like prior to finding yoga
  • The mechanics behind why yoga and meditation are such powerful tools for relieving stress
  • How yoga helps you access the deep connection between mind and body
  • Using yoga as a way to work through transitions like retirement, moving, or getting a new job
  • The three parts of yoga — the physical work, the breath work, and meditation
  • How to find the style of yoga that fits your needs and ability
  • Listening to your body and acknowledging your limitations
  • Stephanie’s definition of everyday magic and how it shows up in her life

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Emily Levenson is a therapist turned holistic health coach, podcaster, meditation encourager, and seeker of everyday magic. Emily recently kicked off her third #The100DayProject, focusing her efforts on daily meditation.

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