The essence of ‘Life Yoga’ lies in our intention to live with awareness and with compassion to self and others. Integrating the Spirit of Yoga into the activities we engage and embrace each moments in our life constitute life yoga.
We all have beliefs surrounding yoga. It could be that, it’s a religious practice, comprised of crazy physical movements, done in particular place with special people, requires special ambience etc.
As the essence of yoga practice is awareness, you can turn any of your day activity in to a practice with attention.
We all engage with some sort of physical activities every moment of our life. It could be moving our hands or legs, head and neck. If these simple physical activities are brought into our attention and done with breath awareness it turns out to be great yoga practice. Making this part of your routine can work wonders as they wipe away body pain, fatigue and tension and increase overall muscle strength and flexibility, keeping you fresh and revitalized through the day. Such practices don’t demand much time, and can be done in spurts throughout the day, sparing you from unnecessary discomfort in the long run. By weaving awareness and breath into activities you’re already doing, such as showering, cooking, and sitting at your desk, you’ll have more energy, feel less stressed, and be stronger. This way you live your yoga
Now people often ask how do I integrate and practice the spirit of yoga in my everyday life?
Try some of these tips and explore news ways of your own..
As you open your door in the morning can you feel the fresh air? And with complete awareness can you take a deep breath feeling gratitude and appreciation for the day?
Can you notice the cool breath coming into your nose and moving through the back of your mouth and filling the lungs?
Can you notice the movement of your abdomen with your breath?
Can you smile at someone who brings your morning coffee and say thank you?
Can take few moments to savor the taste and aroma of the coffee/tea in front of you?
Can you do your dishes with gratitude?
Can you bless a stranger silently saying in your mind ‘May he/she be healthy and happy’?
Can you send a kind email or a text message to your colleague or friend?
Can you improve and do little better than yesterday in your talk and actions to yourself and to others?
Can you say to yourself ‘May I be healthy and happy’?
I guess you can do it….
These are some of the ways you can practice life yoga and live the spirit of yoga.
Joy News Network