I was talking with a dear friend and client of mine this morning about how important it is to take time for yourself every day to set intentions, reflect, and overall just relax and not worry. Mental health is just as important as physical health and should be a priority on everyone’s daily to-do list.
I have found through yoga and meditation, that happiness and contentment comes from within. It’s not about other people making you happy, things you think will make you happy, or circumstances you yearn for that you think would make you happy. You can wake up every day and decide that you will be happy. You have that power, but over time, we lose sight of that power, and rarely use it.
Take 5 or 10 minutes of your day and dedicate it to yourself. Learn to live in the present moment, because the past is over and done with and can’t be changed. The future is not a guarantee, so all of those “what if’s” and worries are just robbing you of your joy in this present moment.
Yoga and meditation can help you learn to love deeper, sleep better, be happy, become more grounded, reduce stress, and the list goes on and on. Try these simple poses to connect to your inner self and relax a moment from the stress that can be life.
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Start in Easy Pose with your hands in Anjali (together at your heart). Set an intention for your practice and begin with 10 slow, deep breaths.
Come into Child’s Pose for 10 slow, deep breaths. Toes together, knees about the width of your mat.
Bring your legs through, lay on your back and push your hips into a low Bridge Pose. Hold for 5 slow, deep breaths.
Using a support under your lower back if you need to, bring your Legs-Up-the-Wall. Start 5 or 6 inches away, and move your sitting bones closer to the wall if you can. Rest here for 10 slow, deep breaths.
Finally, come into Savasana. Let your body melt into the floor and clear your mind. If thoughts arise, notice them, but then just let them pass. Stay here for at least 5 minutes, breathing deeply.
Peace to you! ~Namaste~