When you’re brand new to yoga, the idea of starting on your own can seem difficult, or even impossible. I find that there is a common misconception about the practice of yoga.
Many people who have never done yoga either think that yoga is simply “just stretching”, or they think that you need to be some sort of acrobat and crazy flexible to be able to step foot in a class.
Neither of these above statements are true. It’s absolutely achievable for anyone to start their own at-home yoga practice even if you’re an absolute beginner.
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Do you find yourself feeling extremely motivated around the holidays to write down a list of everything you want to accomplish for the upcoming year? Most people do.
This is because most of the time, your list of New Year’s resolutions is just a page full of mental blurbs. Many of the goals and resolutions stay on the list and remain unfulfilled.
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“If we don’t change we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. Growth demands temporary surrender of security.” Gail Sheehy
Do you ever think to yourself, “That person must never feel uncomfortable?” Truth is, everyone gets uncomfortable – but the difference is that some people are comfortable with being uncomfortable. They don’t fear it, they look at it as a way of learning and being open to possibilities.
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“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” – Santayana
I once read an article on what it meant to have the “travel bug”, and how it differentiated from merely taking a vacation once or twice a year.
Many people lust after photos and articles of other people’s travels and adventures and think, “I wish I could do that, they’re so lucky.” Continue reading “How Travel Can Change Your Life”
Do you ever feel like there’s something missing in your life? Perhaps you’re functioning in all of the areas that you need to be functioning in… but you’re not happy, and you don’t know what to do to change it?
Continue reading “The Power Of Journaling”
If you want to be fulfilled, happy, content, and experience inner peace and ultimate fulfillment, it’s critical that you learn how to find your passion and life purpose. Without a life purpose as the compass to guide you, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfill you.
Continue reading “A Guide to Finding Your Purpose”
I know what you’re thinking, we all know how to do nothing. We all know how to lie around and waste time. But many of us are too busy with everything going on in our lives, so when we do it, our minds are often distracted on other things. We may find it hard to relax and actually enjoy the nothingness.
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Yoga is like travel; it’s a continuous journey with no finish line. Many people in Western Civilization have the notion that they must race to get to “the top”, chasing the life that society expects of us.
This may hold different meanings to each individual, but is mostly in regards to careers, financial goals, relationship goals, physical goals, etc.
This is not to say that you shouldn’t set goals for yourself, but there’s a fine line between goal-setting, and only being able to live in the future, constantly looking ahead at what can be better.
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali refers to the eight limbs of yoga, each of which offers guidance on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life.
The word ‘yoga’ means to connect. The thing we look to connect to is the true Self, or you might also refer to this as the soul. If that way of thinking doesn’t resonate with you, then consider that the word yoga can also mean separation.
The thing we’re breaking away from is whatever stops us from feeling free, as the ultimate goal of any yoga practice is to attain a constant state of peace.
Continue reading “The Eight-Limbed Path of Yoga”
My last blog post focused on 6 popular types of yoga that are widely practiced today. Although there are many other forms of yoga that I did not mention, the styles that I touched on focus more on the foundation of the practice which is especially beneficial for beginners.
For those who don’t know much about the practice, or are curious to know about the health benefits of the practice (being more than just a nice stretch), I’ve included some perks of the practice that might entice you to step onto your mat.
Continue reading “10 Health Benefits of Yoga”