“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape.”, Seth Godin
Having a bad day is okay. Bad things happen to everyone, even when doing everything right. And it hurts, it stings, it’s not fun, but you know what, there is so much more to life. You have to learn to let things go and to manage stress; try to relax and make EVERY day feel like a vacation.
Yes, we live in a hectic world where time is money, but you mustn’t allow your job to dictate your life. Be satisfied with what you have, with what you’re doing at this moment in your job, relationship and your life. You need to create a beautiful life for yourself. And you can start by accepting both good and bad days, both ups and downs. You need to stop trying to prove yourself; block out the rest of the world to discover what you really want and who you are.
Not easy? I don’t agree. Do yoga or meditate and see what happens, every day, even if it’s for 10 minutes. All you need is a yoga meditation blanket and a mat. Yoga will give you more energy and will help you shut off the noise of the everyday life. There is more to yoga than just touching your toes; it’s about synchronizing your body, mind and soul.
“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.“, Buddha
Yoga is not a fashion trend, it is an approach to life. It can do so much for you, yet you need so little to invest – a pair of pants, form-fitting top, a mat and a yoga meditation blanket (not for taking naps; it is for added support, to relax your spine and hips and to take the pressure off your joints). Getting yoga gear is simple, choosing the right class is bit tricky. There are different types depending on style of the yoga teacher. Knowing a bit about each type will help you decide easier which form will suit your individual needs best.
Jivamukti is the most popular type of yoga there is, particularly because it is widely spread as a practice among countless number of celebrities. It is based on a theory created in 1986 by David Life and Sharon Gannon that states how we should focus on liberation while we’re still present and living. This form of yoga is so much more than a physical exercise, one learns how to have a better command over their mind and spirit.
Ashtanga is an advanced level kind of yoga that might seem too demanding for newbies, but for those who’ve been into yoga for quite a while it’s the perfect thing to keep them interested, challenged and entertained. It’s all about six poses that gradually increase in difficulty, but the person is allowed to keep up with his or her own needs, not with the success of others. With Ashtaga, the beauty and the life lesson to be learned is not to be found in the final destination, but in the journey itself.
Kundalini is an ancient form of yoga that was pioneering the way to posing challenging tasks for the mind and the body simultaneously long time ago. It comprises all aspects of yoga that an experienced yogi might ask for and at the same time, it is convenient for newbies. Poses, chanting, mediation and breathing exercises – all of it can be found within the fun and engaging Kundalini classes.
Vinyasa is the right kind of yoga style for those who are interested in yoga but don’t want to give up their fitness classes. The poses are connected in a chain of movements that involves correct inhalation and exhalations.
Bikram, also known as hot yoga, is done in a room heated to 40°C. It is to recreate the temperatures that are linked to the place where yoga originated – India. It is recommended for people that suffer from injuries and for those who want to detox and increase the flexibility of their bodies.
Yoga is becoming a true attraction and is no longer a practice that requires much explanation, everyone has heard about at least one type of yoga or has a close person that practices yoga. The benefits are many, some people even say that it’s like going to the shrink and fitness at the same time. It just open a whole new pain-free world to anyone who is willing to focus on positive thoughts.