We cannot just exercise the body without getting to know all of her sisters and brothers. BKS Iyengar describes health in a multi-faceted way, physical, mental, emotional, ethical and the simplicity of living.
Growing the stability of mind is essential . This is achieved by regular classes, practice, and a regular place where you go to learn. We do not need more information- or answers, but we need to be guided to find in learning how to work with our selves. Ask the right questions, cultivate a curious mind and apply ourselves to the task of discovery. We cannot eliminate the wild nature of the mind and emotions, after all it is the job of the mind to think! But she reacts, pulls away and will not think- but fantasises and dreams about fixing and resolving. But slowly with application and practice some harmony, even balance will be cultivated.
During this pandemic many have found a fruitful stable place in a regular class online and when available, in the studio. No mater how much is asked of us we all need a regular place where we can be ourselves, become quiet, address tension both physical and mental and be nourished.
Making a simple time each week to breathe, maybe at the end of the week or weekend settles the body and stills the mind. To sit or lay in Savasana for just 15 minutes will refresh the mind, and release what accumulates in the body.