I am constantly in awe at how much brighter my day is after a morning yoga/meditation practice. The sky is bluer, the air clearer, I hear the birds singing over the hum of suburbia, and my whole body feels lighter.
The other sense I notice is that I see more and my appreciation of the little things in life is more aware. You may say ‘’oh this is just yogi woo-woo!!”, and I understand where you are coming from, until you actually experience it.
We are constantly processing thoughts, which if you break them down, are past and future concerns and actions. Busy, busy minds with no time for the actual present moment. So the little joys in life, and there are many even when you don’t believe so, are missed.
By quietening the mind with either your breath or a guided meditation, you begin to relax and focus on the present. There is no right or wrong, just relax and breathe, acknowledging your thoughts and then re-focus back on your breath.
Try this each morning, perhaps just starting with 5 mins. You don’t even need to get out of bed to do this. It can be the very first ‘’teaspoon’’ of action in your life of living and loving being in the present moment.
If you would like to join a like-minded group of ladies & participate in a bucket load of mini actions and fun, come along to our Weekend Wellness Retreat at Eumundi on 27th -29th April. Check out the details at Retreat Australia on our website.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Tip toe if you must but take the step.