When you start to practise yoga, soon you will find out that there are so many different styles of yoga. Which one do you like? Is it the flowing and more energetic Vinyasa yoga, or the more calm and static YinYoga? Or maybe something in between, like the Hatha Yoga or Akhanda Yoga? The positive thing is.. there is a yoga style for each one of you. If you want to explore more, I found and interesting article where you can read more about this in the post below. Enjoy. Happy Sunday. Namaste.
There are several unique styles of yoga that exist and they can be quite different from each other. While starting out, it might seem like “yoga” is …
During COVID there is a lot of people, like me, who has continued their yoga practice at home instead of going to the yoga studio.
In today’s Sunday Sharing article, I found some tips on how to arrange the yoga space at home, to make it as relaxing and joyful as possible. Even if you have a small space, also like me, you can put some yoga props by your side. Maybe you have some cristals or other elements that reminds you of the important things in life. Things that will enhance your yoga experience in your yoga space at home.
Hope to give you some tip in this article below.
Wish you the best. Take Care. Namaste.
This blog offers tips for setting up a tranquil, safe yoga space at home. I designed my yoga studio which is attached to my house. I hope these tips …
Focus on what you want in life, and you will get it. Put all your energy on the things you believe in and wish for, all in a positive way, and see what happens.
This is the essence of the law of attraction that you might or might not have heard of before. It says that you attract what you think about, and that your mind and thoughts determine how your life turns out.
This is a really interesting approach (or tool if you want) on how to work on your personal leadership and how you grow as a person. By being mindful with your thoughts you determine the outcome of all aspects in your life according to this law of attraction. You attract what you think about! So you can use this to make something positive of it.
To get very clear with your goal, you can use visualisation as a tool. Think about what you want every day, as if it has already happened. Feel it. Draw it, make a board with pictures of your personal goals and then look at it every day. Visualise what you want to be and do in life. Dream Big! And see what happens. You have nothing to loose by trying, right? 🙂
As always, wish you the best. Take care. Namaste 🙏
Do you have family or a friend that needs you to be there? Because they are feeling low, down, maybe they are sick in some way or just need a hand. Most of us do. So. How do you behave when they need you but do not accept or want your help or support? To be there when needed, that is really important but some of the hardest things you can do. And do it right.
I think the most important thing is, as always, to listen in. Listen to the needs of the other person. What they say, but also what they do not say. Listen in as often as possible (without being too much). A balance act that too.
In my opinion it can almost not be too much if a person is in need, not feeling well or is sad, or sick. Make a short check with them now and then, but at least once a day. Ask, and listen. Or just be there, sitting together in silence or hugging them. Sometimes words are not needed, but be very clear and tell them you care and that YOU ARE THERE whenever needed. Things will be ok and you are stronger together.
Today I start a new theme – the Sunday Sharing. Once a week you will find postings from other sites and bloggers that I find interesting and want to share with you. My Sunday Sharing.
The first post I want to share with you is a post about the importance of yoga in our daily life. Getting that everyday routine will help you start the day in the best way and set you up for handling anything that comes in your way during the day. You can read more about this in the article below.
Yoga is the most favourable method to connect to the nature by balancing the mind-body connection. It is a type of exercise which performed through …
When studying yoga you realise that life is actually like a vinyasa. Full of transition and change, from beginning to the end of life. A constant process, a flow, of things coming and going.
To be willing to take part of life, breath by breath, moment by moment, is to be brave. We all know it has it’s ups and downs. Some parts (and some poses) you want to stay in for long, and other’s you want to get out of. Fast.
And how you end things, a pose, a situation, a job or a class, lingers on into the next thing. Each thought, action or movement. Like a vinyasa. Know also when to finish something and move on. Do not stay too ong, because holding on to something old, means you are not leaving room for something new to enter.
Watch how you move (or transition) in and out of things and be mindful. Because how you do anything is how you do everything.
What does that mean? Being you? Have you ever been thinking about how you would describe being you? The authentic and true you, where you do not transform into something else or adjust to what others think you should be.
What do you believe in, what are your inner dreams? Do you have some behaviours, words, sayings or other traits that is characteristic for being you? Things that you do when being a leader or a colleague, a family member, a mother or father, a sister or brother, a friend. And things that you think is vital for being you, in these different roles.
It can be challenging to try to find what is unique in you, what trait and personality and specifics that only you possess. That does not exist within anyone else in the world. It is your unique expression, your own, personal DNA.
You can always listen in and reflect on your own behaviour. For instance, documenting in a journal on a day-to-day basis, to see the patterns. It is also helpful to ask someone who knows you well, what they see. Then keep in mind that this is a very sensitive question. So be mindful when asking and receiving this kind of insights.
In yoga, this is one of the five Yamas, called Satya, or truthfulness. Being true to yourself and to others. Truthfulness is also very linked to the first Yama, Ahimsa, or non-violence. To remind you that to be true and speak your truth should not involve harming others in any way.
Finding out about the ‘true you’ will give you a lot of understanding about yourself and this will help to guide your way forward. It will give your mind more peace and you will grow as a person.
Life really is one big journey. You never know exactly what to expect, but you can impact the way your life will turn out. I was listening to someone talking about visualizations the other day. How you, by visualizing something you want to happen in life, some kind of goal, for this person it was an award he wanted to win, but it can also be a competition you want to win, be the best at this or that (maybe even setting a world record, why not), being a millionaire, or turning your passion into your profession. Whatever the goal, they visualized this, every evening before going to sleep. Exactly how it felt to be in that place when achieving that goal. Standing at a podium, holding the price, or winning that race. Where they were, who was there beside them, what did they say. He had visualized this so often, so that when it actually happened, it almost did not feel as a surprise! He was so convinced that this would happen at some point, since he had been visualizing it for so long.
You can actually impact a lot in your life and achieve practically whatever you want, as long as you put your mind into it and, of course, work hard to get there. Start by setting your goals. What do you want? And then you work consistently, in everything you do, to get there. Do not let your life journey be like rolling the dice, and letting fait decide, if you know what you want. Take control and go get it! It IS possible.
I believe that life is all about finding balance. Balance between your work and private life, the known “work-life” balance. Balance in your diet, keeping a healthy diet with not too much and not too little out of anything. Balance in raising your children. You need to be there, to show that you love and care for them, and still you need to step aside or away sometimes to make them grow and stand on their own.
It is the same in yoga, using your balance in a lot of your poses, being balanced in your breathing, in your transition in and out of poses.
When you are in balance it shows. Both in yoga, getting into the poses of balance is so much easier. You can keep focus, with ease. And in life in general then you have a balanced temper, your feelings are more balanced. So strive to find this balance of yours, in all that you do and in your everyday life. It will feel so much better when you do.
How do you do to be balanced? In life in general and in different situations. Feel free to share by writing a comment below.
How do you stay positive when things do not go your way, as you hoped they would? When you face challenges? When you go through tough times in life?
The most important thing to do is to continue to take care of yourself. The basics – eat, sleep and exercise. These basic things are often the things that you start to miss out on when things get tough. And even if I know, and you know this, it is SO common that you still do not take care of the most important person in your life when things get tough and we are faced with some of the challenges that comes with life. That most important person is You.
You start to eat too little or too much, you eat more unhealthy stuff, the number of fast food dinners often increases, for instance. You might not eat regularly, you eat too late, or you skip out on one or more of the important meals of the day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
You do not sleep well, maybe you go to sleep too late, you have troubles to fall asleep, or you sleep too much, because you just cannot get out of bed in the morning.
And often, the very first thing you do when times are tough is also that you start to skip out on your exercise. You feel that you do not have the time, you do not have the energy or you just do not feel like exercising because you are in a bad mood.
So, how do you stay positive? By taking care of yourself! Stick to your routines, your vital basic needs. Eat well! Even if you are not feeling hungry, you need to eat, and at regular times during the day. And even if the mind is telling you that you want fast food, resist that feeling and go for something nutritious that will give you a lot more energy. You need even more energy when you have a lot on your mind that takes energy. Sleep well! Get in bed in time, shut off your phone an hour before you go to sleep. And if you want, instead listen to some calming music, do some mindfulness meditation or read a book in bed, that will help you fall asleep. And keep up with your activities! Even if you do not have the energy or do not feel like it. That is when you need it the most! It does not have to be more than a 30 minute walk, the important thing is to do something. Every day.
If you have any other interests or hobbies, stick to them! Even if you cannot put as much time on them as before, just doing something that you like or even love, will help a lot to keep a positive mindset even in challenging times.
Hope this post will give you some ideas on how to stay positive, even in tough times.