Steps to a Positive Day
Positivity is an important ingredient in life, it allows us to enjoy the most of everyday and leave anything that is dragging us down behind. Being a yogi, positivity is essential not only in the practice of yoga but in our life off the mat. Although positivity is a hard thing to consistently radiate, we thought we’d provide some small efforts you can make everyday to live a positive and happy life.
There are many physical benefits in yoga, but what yoga does for the mind is why this is at the top of our list. Yoga provides the opportunity to quieten our busy mental state, and encourages us to direct our gaze internally, and to focus on what is happening in our bodies. It gives us a chance to forget everything in the outside world, creating an ability to be completely present. After any class at Yoke Yoga in Torquay, we leave feeling cleansed and rejuvenated in our mind, body and spirit. Just one class a day, or even a quick 20 minute practise at home can completely change your outlook on life.
Nothing feels better than nourishing our bodies with something delicious and nutritious. A treat every now and again is just as healthy, but everything in moderation. An easy way to start feeling more positive everyday, is to make sure what you're putting in your body is going to give it the energy, vitamins and nutrient it needs to work at its best. Junk food will always feel great for a short amount of time, but if you're looking for lengthy, sustainable good energy, go for something that is clean and healthy. We love anything from Panaceas Pantry, check out their Instagram for beautiful vegan recipes!
It's definitely harder than it sounds, especially in our busy modern day lives. But mindfulness and having the ability to live in the now can completely restructure how you look at life. Now only will this reduce stress, but it will also allow you to appreciate the small things. We suggest heading down to your local book store and picking up 'The Power of Now' by Eckhart Tolle. His wise words will give you the ability to calm your mind, and live in a state of blissful presence.
Meditation has been a universal way to connect the body and mind for centuries. It has been proven to reduce anxiety, improves heart rate, breathing and brain waves. All in all, meditation is something you can do anywhere for as long or as short as you please, and will give you the direct calming effects you need to be able to live a positive and happy life! For inspiring quotes and affirmations, follow Meditation Mum on Instagram.
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