It is not without reason that yoga has been called the workout of the soul, or practice of meditation, where you can actually communicate with your inner self. As the pandemic set in the uncertainty of the future, my mat became my safe haven
I would like to share with you that this became the place where I could be myself and not worry about the stresses of tomorrow; where I enjoyed the time of solace without the everyday grind too. For the first time, it was worth being in the lockdown, being in the moment, really helps you understand yourself, your body, its potential, and places where you need to work to remove blockages.
Learn to Handle Challenges
If you can handle difficult poses on the mat, you can definitely make that shift in your mind to handle uncertainty in the outer world. It's incredible how the inner spiritual workout with yoga, helps to prepare us for challenges in the outside world. When you focus on your inhalations, exhalations, and any sensations that come up during a yoga sequence, you retrain your brain. This helps to remain in the moment; not dwell in the past and not rummage the future.
Uncertainty Leads To Growth
A steady inner life leads to steadiness outside. There are various yoga postures that help in developing a sense of balance and muscle and core strength. All this is paramount in developing concentration and resilience in our nature, something that doesn’t come naturally to the human being. I recommend the warrior posture, the half-moon, the bridge lift, the seated fold, the tree posture, to start with. The key is to hold these positions as long as possible and then keep building on that time frame.
With Yoga, the great advantage is that you can control your mind, breathe, and even anxiety levels. Mindfulness is the ability to remain in the moment and absorb the reality of what’s happening around you. So, practicing yogic asanas and breathing exercises really strengthens and even activates our innate ability to be mindful. The outside world might be in chaos or standstill. But then our inner universe has the ability to find its balance. You can try the Mandala Yoga flow workout with me which is an excellent way to practice mindfulness.