Yoga is more than a form of exercise. It’s a lifestyle! Any yogi will be familiar with the way that yoga as a practice can come to influence all sorts of areas of your life beyond your exercise regime alone. Here are a few different ways to promote peace of mind in your life.
You’ve probably seen the term “mindfulness” flung about lately. But what does it actually entail? Mindfulness is an extremely simple form of meditation. Traditional meditation encourages you to focus all of your body and mind on breathing. As air enters and leaves your body you are supposedly more capable of observing your own thoughts as they arise in your mind. You can then gain the knowledge that everything is transient, as even the most significant thoughts can float in and out of your being in just minutes. Mindfulness, on the other hand consists of observation devoid of criticism. You are encouraged to observe negativity with curiosity and detachment, not taking things personally and allowing things to pass. Practice this regularly. As you practice, you will grow more used to the routine and it will eventually become an intrinsic part of your personality.
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If you leave everything until the last minute, you expose yourself to high levels of stress as you try to rectify situations or pull things together in a short timespan. Organisation can make all the difference when it comes to peacefulness. So, instead of ignoring your work or agreements until it’s absolutely essential that you rush to complete them, start trying to get things together well before deadlines. This will allow you to enjoy more experiences, actually experiencing the results of your hard work rather than recovering from the high pressure process. You will also be able to get your head down more easily at night rather than mulling over how to get everything done on time.
These simple steps won’t take much time or effort out of your everyday life, but can put your mind at ease. Not only will this improve your yoga practice, allowing you to focus more clearly on your core and stance, but it will also improve your general happiness and wellbeing.