Wellness Within Blog
Practice “Pause for Breath.” If you find you’d like to practice for longer, use the same method, but count up to 5 AND back down from 5.
Want a way to decompress at the end of your day? You can listen intently to the changes in the sounds or you can allow the sounds to come and go.
Yearning. Acquiring. We live in a culture that is rarely satisfied or still. There is always a new update, a new version, a new product to “improve” our lives. And while progress is indeed good, yearning and acquiring obstruct contentment.
Once a day, do something that gives you a sense of mastery. What makes you feel alive? So often when stressed we’re in a constricted states. Our life energy and vitality is compressed.
As I felt powerless in life, I took to my mat. Synching breath with movement of my body in a predictable manner was the only thing predictable and safe in that season of life. As I practiced letting go into that rhythm of breath and movement, I was reminded how to do the same in that time of uncertainty – just one breath, one step at a time.
Yoga is a psychology and a practice that asks us to be mindful of the rhythms we create for ourselves, as they go a long way toward determining how happy or unhappy, and how vital or how depleted we are. Yoga asks us to reflect on our value systems, move, breathe, focus, meditate, and practice this again and again.
Living well and fully doesn’t mean a life without discomfort. The goal of life isn’t to avoid or numb pain, but to persist and grow. Through yoga, you practice persisting on your mat so you can grow in your life.
Sometimes there’s a bias of thinking isolation and not reaching goals leads to depression and suicide. However, what about those IN the public eye? What about those who are surpassing goals and training for new ones daily?
Yoga is far deeper than leggings and hamstrings. It’s a complex science that transcends thousands of years. Besides its transformational powers from principles, postures, breath and meditation, like many other wisdom traditions, it offers mythology. These stories address fundamental questions about right actions and purpose in life.
How often do you take notice of the quality of and connection to breath? Our breath is this amazing mechanism that occurs automatically, yet can be consciously shaped. It can tell us a lot about our current state of being. And it can be a powerful tool to bring balance to our mind-body system.