We can use the movement in our Yoga Classes and the relaxation of Guided Meditations to create a peaceful life “Inside and out”. The movement in Hot Yoga, for example connects our breath to our body through our mind. One Breath_One Movement. In Guided Meditations we also connect our breath to our thoughts through our mind. In our exploration of the mind, body, breath connection we learn to recognize the space within us where peace is always present.
Long, smooth breath creates a calm, clear mind and an open, healthy body.
As we practice connecting our breath, mind and body it brings us to that still place within all of us. In keeping this place clear we learn to respect our troubling thoughts and emotions. We learn to recognize our thoughts as thoughts without attaching any emotion. This enables us to simply allow them to enter and leave our minds. We recognize that by attaching to these troubling thoughts and emotions we begin to clutter up our mind. In our Yoga and Mediation classes we notice that our breath, mind and body function optimally when they are working together. The fewer non_serving thoughts the mind is distracted with, the better our practice will be. We create our own practice, calm and open or complicated and chaotic. Our choice.
Learning to be comfortable in this new space of awareness is the next step. Taking the awareness off our mats and into the ‘real’ world is the next.
We can use this space within our awareness to recognize thoughts that are not serving us. When our lives present complicated, emotional or troubling thoughts on the outside, we will know we can go to our peaceful, clear place on the inside. The fewer non_serving thoughts the mind is distracted with, the better our quality of life will be. We create our own life, calm and open or complicated and chaotic. Our choice.
My Gramma Gee was right! It is what’s on the inside that counts.