All day long, we are faced with choices, and it is startling how many of those choices pertain to our health. When learning new life habits, free yourself from feeling overwhelmed by starting small and being patient with the process.
TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME
Each day, one good decision you can make to start your day off right is to choose patience over rush. Allow yourself time to wake up, connect with how you feel, and take control of your mindset before your surroundings do it for you.
How you fuel your body has a tremendous impact on your wellness. Making diet and nutrition changes takes time, and of course, patience. Don't be too hard on yourself, just choose one healthy alternative per day, and soon enough you will notice yourself making many healthy swaps! Sweets and sides are a great place to start because it is easier for you to decide what is necessary and worth it.
Your soul, or your true self, is always in need of discovery and growth. The mindless routines we tend to fall into in life leave the light in your soul so dimmed, that you may not even realize you have something to let go of, or something your soul needs more of.
Choosing just one thing that is for YOU and YOUR happiness per day will have a dramatic effect on your life, as your inner self starts to shine. Taking time for self-care will allow you to clear your mind, and identify what makes you happy, and what you need to let go of.
So, what makes you happy? What new hobby or activity have you been wanting to start? Start today, your soul needs it!
Yoga is an amazing way to start self discovery. Guided meditation, direction for living a mindful, positive life, and learning how to control breath are great examples of what you can learn in yoga to draw your awareness inward, and start a habit of soul and self care.
Yoga goes far beyond your mat. In addition to the physical happiness that practicing yoga brings, Yoga philosophy and its principles provide guidance to a happy, healthy mind and body. We’re putting together habits and tips to help you move and live mindfully.
Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier to avoid any anxious feelings of being rushed. Be patient with the process of waking up, and give yourself the gift of time and attention. Close your eyes, and take the time to be in your own mind for a few moments in order to take control of your mindset. Starting the day mindfully puts you in control and allows you to choose positive actions that nourish you, instead of allowing the things that are out of our control to take control of your mindset. If you go into the day connecting to and controlling how you feel, you gain the mental strength and awareness necessary to brush off the things that would otherwise get in the way of your positivity.
Make a Plan
Whether you take it day to day, or plan out your whole week, make a list of the things you want to do to create what a successful day/week looks like for your life. Plans and lists are a tactic for clearing, and thus focusing the mind, because the items on your list live in the back of your mind, but are now put down in a permanent place to get checked-off.
Start by writing down everything you want to do (or need to do). Then, allow yourself the time to decide when and where these tasks will best fit into your day or week.
Put simply, you will feel better (healthier, happier, and stronger) when you practice yoga. The goal of a "Happy Flow" is to hold asanas, or poses, that draw you out of your mind, and into your heart to increase energy. Start by closing your eyes to observe how your body feels, completely free of judgement. Then, explore poses in which you surprise yourself, or challenge you, but still feel really good.
Happy Flow Yoga Team
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