Hands up if you’re stressed/anxious/worried/uncertain/confused or just tired.
I expect a lot of us are feeling some or all of these emotions right now. Which is 100% natural, normal and okay. We are experiencing a difficult, unprecedented time. We don’t have to enjoy it.
Nevertheless, it is better to be calm than anxious so — in aid of that — I wanted to share a few classic Yoga With Paul posts that focus on peacefulness and mindfulness.
A mind that is at peace, accepting, aware of the moment without judgement. It means a mind that is able to acknowledge pain, confusion or difficulty without getting swept into those emotions. Yoga gives us this capacity by teaching us to breath — thereby calming our nervous system.
Happy, sad, confused, joyous — the key to our experiences is in our mind and attitude. Yoga is one of the ways we can hold ourselves in the space of a pure and peaceful mind. Let’s embrace that mindfulness, and share it with others this season.
Yoga isn’t just about the the physical postures you do in the studio. It is creating an awareness and attitude that carries over into the rest of your life.
We try to do too much at once and get overwhelmed; or we set our goals so high we can’t find a way to reach them. Then we get discouraged and frustrated. To avoid this cycle, and to achieve real change, we need to focus on the things we can do — the manageable, realistic, small-scale stuff.
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