Mindfulness With Yoga
the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
“their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition”
A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
How many problems do we create for ourselves? Don’t worry about answering that question. I can already guess that the answers will be similar to mine. I use to have a ton of thoughts in my head that created problems and issues that did not exist in reality. When I found yoga, my life changed because my mindset changed.
I fell in love with yoga because I learned to accept my journey as my journey. When I step onto my yoga mat I step into another realm of my life, my world. When I am on my yoga mat I set my intention which changes daily but I keep one affirmation the same, ‘You are enough, live within the corners of your mat.’ It is so easy to allow our eyes to glance over at the other person and we begin to judge them and all of their perfect postures but that judgment is not single, it is buy-one-get-one-free. Because every time we judge one person that judgment comes from the inner comparison of ourselves. Therefore we start to compare ourselves to that yogi’s journey.
This is why I tell myself that I am enough and I live in the 4 corners of the mat. Being present in my own world, on my mat. Learning how to be more mindful takes a bit of being opening to start new things and place some things on pause. Mindfulness allows us to be more present in the current moment. We start to appreciate the smallest things more and more because we take the time to focus on those things. With the world gearing everyone around having a fast paced life with no stopping point, it is more important than ever to stop, inhale, exhale deeply and live in the present. There is no other place that is more important than right now.
How do you stay mindful in this busy world?