The Practice of Yoga!


The practice of yoga, in general, helps us overcome our own limitations. Whether you started with a very dynamic practice to keep yourself in shape or with a more interior practice like meditation, you have surely noticed small changes in your life. Your energy, your appetite, or your way of reacting to the vagaries of life are no longer quite the same.


Your personal yoga ritual can be based on these little things in your daily life. Be simple! You can start from well-established habits that you have a hard time dislodging, from your automatic reactions and behaviors. Then find a way to unhook your mind from these situations in which it settles comfortably. 

The strength of the practice is found in its daily repetition, in persistence. Creating a yoga ritual on an overly complex practice can prevent it from being performed regularly. Our practice is one that is within our reach, which certainly requires effort and discipline, but which we can believe in and say to ourselves: “Yes, I can do it every day! ".


Your yoga ritual is a personal process, which comes from observing yourself. Yoga is taking into account our life without forgetting any details and thus opening it up to other possibilities. It doesn't matter if your practice is long or short, whether your ritual takes place in the morning or in the evening. The important thing will always be the authenticity of your approach and your own perseverance. Think of yoga as a state, not a goal. Make your practice experience and a source of endless discoveries.

You Can TRANSFORM your life!

"Meditation is learning that you can count on yourself in all circumstances”

When a person wishes to invest more time in improving their relationship with themselves and soothing the hubbub in their mind, meditation is often an interesting alternative. People who are attracted to meditation come from all social classes, all nationalities, from different histories. Incorporating meditation into your daily life is an exercise in profound transformation, simple indeed, but not so easy to do as it seems. The watchwords when we want to integrate a new habit is discipline and consistency. In the East, meditation is often the business of monks in connection with spiritual life. Here in the West, anyone and everyone can indulge in it and feel the positive effects quickly.

If you are at a crossroads or you want to find this flame in you that lights up before life, perhaps the idea and the implementation of new habits called "rituals" could brighten your life. The rituals offered today are simple tools whose reputation is well established. Apply every day, they transform the way of thinking; to feel; to perceive our environment and obviously, the quality of our well-being. I am certain for the reason that I have been practicing them myself for several years. So here is a short summary of these rituals.

Meditation

There are the strictest and most flexible meditations. The sweetest remains in my mind mindfulness meditation. It involves sitting comfortably with your back straight and paying nonjudgmental attention to the breath. In the silence, we let the calm come by bringing the attention back to the breath even if we see the merry-go-round of thoughts start again. It is not a matter of controlling the breath or the thoughts. We simply observe. It is a conscious practice which has as anchoring the breathing and the movement of the waves of the abdomen. It is too detach from the mind and union with the true being. More and more, the capacity for concentration grows, peace, the relationship with the present moment is changing. Start with small 5 minute sessions and gradually increase to the time that suits you. The use of a stopwatch is appropriate. For my part, I meditate 20 minutes in the morning, before responding to email, the phone and going to social networks. Meditating on an empty stomach brings more benefits; in short, the body does not need to digest during the practice and the mind is clearer on an empty stomach. However, it remains personal to everyone. Experience what inspires you the most and make it a daily practice. The important thing is to start and persevere every day. You will then create a habit and you will not want to do without it. in short, the body does not need to digest during the practice and the mind is clearer on an empty stomach. However, it remains personal to everyone. Experience what inspires you the most and make it a daily practice. The important thing is to start and persevere every day. You will then create a habit and you will not want to do without it. in short, the body does not need to digest during the practice and the mind is clearer on an empty stomach. However, it remains personal to everyone. Experience what inspires you the most and make it a daily practice. The important thing is to start and persevere every day. You will then create a habit and you will not want to do without it.

Gratitude

This practice which consists of drawing up a list of the benefits experienced during the day in the evening before sleeping or in the morning teaches us to see more and more abundance around us and develops the propensity for the positive. As the brain is made to register more strongly the experiences with negative connotations for our survival instinct, the evolved homo sapiens that we have become, has the intellectual faculty to outwit nature by writing "thanks" for an incalculable number of things. So, yes, some blessings will be repetitive, but doing this ritual brings more peace , more recognition, more inner happiness. We stop being afraid of lack and abundance is reinstalled on our way. Saying thank you invites life to show us even more reasons to be thankful. Writing this list makes us aware of our privileged state. And if your wonder fell asleep between childhood and early adulthood, chances are the list of gratitudes will give it back to you.

Forgiveness

There is a practice in the 12-step recovery program of asking forgiveness from others when we make a mistake and fixing our fault if possible. This increases humidity and improves personality. In addition, forgiving others for not having met our selfish expectations, our desires or whatever, brings peace. It's not about forgiving the unacceptable, no of course. The forgiveness that is mentioned here is that of ceasing to mull over destructive scenarios in order to rock our well-being. It is often said that to be resentful is to take the poison that we would like to drink from the person who offended us. Sometimes forgiving takes years, we don't have a button to forgive right away. It is often a process. In addition, there are the little daily irritants for which it is easier to draw a line. Isn't it healthier and sweeter for us to choose our battles and forgive others and ourselves for the sum of the little things less important in the end? The person who cut us in the car, the one who spoke to us abruptly, the other who did not return our call. Let us give life to the power of his will and let us forgive more. Let us not be the victims of bad thoughts and toxic resentments in our psyche. Take back the power over your well-being.

These 3 rituals have the strength to transform our peace of mind. I hope they will help you as they continue to help me. 

Remember there is nothing you can not be, do, or Have! You are Magic, So be it..