Yoga & Me
Posted: Aug 30 2016
Mala & Me shares similar values to the practice of yoga; transformation, nature, community, beauty and awesomeness. Today we are going to discuss 3 ways that yoga can be brought into everyday life, allowing you to be the most awesome version of yourself.
The practice of being present in everything that you are doing. Rather than thinking about the 10 things that you need to do afterwards, focus on what you are doing in that moment. Whether that moment be folding your laundry, or spending quality time with your friends and family. Put the phone down, and set the to do list aside. (It will still be there when you get back)
We have a tendency to hold our breathe when we are stressed out. The problem is, this doesn't provide any oxygen to our brain and we become stuck, unable to move through the issue at hand. Just like learning to breathe through the intensity of the poses in yoga asana, you can apply these breathing techniques to situations in your own life.
Sama Vritti, or same breath, is the practice of matching the length and quality of your inhales and exhales. This calms our parasympathetic nervous system and can help you move through the daily sticky stuff.
Red wine at night, green smoothies for breakfast. Dance all night, do yoga in the morning. Eat your greens, but never forget about nachos. Life is all about balance (in all things).
Bring yoga into your daily groove giving you more freedom and empowerment over your own life.
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