Implementing Yoga into Your Daily Routine

It has been a looong time, due to a crazy busy few months. Can't complain! But I've been itching to get back to blogging - sorry if I'm a bit rusty! 

In case you didn't already know, I recently got back from a life-changing experience in India where I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training and a thai massage course which I can't wait to try on my clients! 

I've already been struggling to explain how I felt being there as it's hard to understand if you haven't been in a situation like that before. So in short - I had a fricking AMAZING time, I loved it, I loved the people I met, the school, the food, the everything! And if it's something you are considering either for your own personal practice or because you want to teach yoga then ping me a message because I can't recommend this place enough!

However, as most people can't just up and leave to India for a month I thought I'd be generous and share a few of my learnings with you. Things that can be implemented into your lifestyle and that ultimately can make you a better, happier person!

Starting with...

Truthfulness (Satya)

Being honest with yourself and to others. As much as todays society might disagree, you don't have to be a perfect human being - just an honest one. Whether you're hiding behind feelings of anger, telling lies to people you love or not allowing the real you to shine through - denial!

You don't have to start insulting people because you don't like their hair or you think they're bad parents. Use your words to heal rather than harm. 

Non-Hoarding (Aparigraha)

Whether this is physical possessions, emotional baggage or maybe someone. Take time to evaluate what you actually need - what makes you truly happy, what is really important to you, who doesn't weigh you down with their own negativity...

We are consumed with material things and we get too attached to them. Create space in you head as well as your home. 

If you find something is holding you back, be that a thing, a person, thoughts or painful memories - take a deep breath…and let them go. 

Contentment (Santosha)

Not satisfaction. Contentment.

Learning to be happy with what you already have. Understanding that things will come and go and people will come and go but you can remain happy no matter what. 

Living in the present instead of constantly wishing for something better and thinking too much into the future. Practice remaining calm whether you've succeeded in something or not. And be content no matter the result :)

Discipline (Tapas) not the Spanish cuisine!

As Summer starts to fade I think Tapas becomes even more relevant for us in modern society. The days are getting shorter and our motivation may start to fizzle out. 

With a little self-discipline, observation of oneself and taking small steps we can reach the greater goal, becoming physically and mentally stronger and more flexible. 

 

Whether on or off the mat, we can apply all of these tools to enhance are daily lives. To help ourselves, the people around us and the environment we live in. It's not about drastically changing our lifestyles but making small changes.

Sure, none of what I've shared is revolutionary but I wonder how many of us actually apply these in everyday life...

For questions about my experience or if you're interested in practicing yoga then send me a message via the Contact page!

Namaste

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