The goal of yoga is to carry this flow with us into our life off the mat. What would this holiday season look like if we approach this holiday season with “flow,” to make ourselves happier and healthier? Here are a few ways to do this.
Your dose of yoga inspiration. Excerpt “The practice reminds me (time and time again) to take myself out of negative thought patterns when they crop up and not dwell in that space”
Your dose of yoga inspiration. Excerpt “While it sounds like a cliché, the next step after an end is a new beginning, a new chapter, and keeping this in mind can give you a sense of a fresh start. And while the particular circumstances are new, the process itself is familiar. You have, after-all, made transitions before – whether it was changing neighborhoods, homes, relationships, jobs. You know the terrain of transition better than you believe – you’ve acquired experience and skills along the way. You can do this.”
Your dose of yoga inspiration. Excerpt “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best. You are worth the effort of trying and taking the steps towards those hard things – always. Take steps to start a new career. Take steps to follow your dream and live your greatest life. Submit that article pitch. Launch that product or project. Make a difficult decision if it feels like the right decision for you.”
Your dose of yoga inspiration. Excerpt “Acceptance allows you to build a foundation for actions and choices based on truth. With acceptance, you’re authentic and real, versus pretending or living in a fantasy about how you wish things were. Acceptance allows you to see with eyes of clarity, versus turning a blind eye or keeping your head buried in the sand.”
Your dose of yoga inspiration. Excerpt “Not so. Your feelings and emotions are valid. Having emotions and feelings doesn’t make you weak. Having emotions and feelings makes you a human being. It’s okay not to be okay.”
Your dose of yoga inspiration. Excerpt “there is nothing we can do to change the past. The holding on and the drama is in your own mind. You are the only one with the power to let it go. No one else can do it for you.”
Your dose of yoga inspiration. Excerpt “We are reminded countless times that like life, the physical asana practice, is a process that is cultivated over time….We learn to have patience with what we cannot yet see.”
It doesn’t matter how old you are. It doesn’t matter what your past looks like. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve failed or fallen down. Never give up on your dreams! You can. I can. We can!