Life is full of chaos. People throw negativity at us. Everybody wants something. The subway breaks down when we are already late. When we are not careful, this chaos can infiltrate our thought patterns and turn our minds into raging storms.
We usually blame external circumstances for our internal frustrations. But truthfully our reaction to circumstances, however imperfect they may be, is more critical to our happiness than circumstances themselves.
A chaotic mind drags us down into the dirt and drama of the negativity surrounding us. But a calm mind keeps the bullshit away. Meditation does not magically make life easier. But it does give us strength to handle life’s pressure with grace.
Morning morning my #Beautiful #Yogis. I do legs twice a week and yoga six days. I am almost obsessed with my health. To know the value of it, ask someone who is ill. I see illness, both physical and mental all around me. I see it tearing down my community and those within it. Being fit is hard, choosing to be happy is hard. Being unhealthy is hard, being unhappy is also hard. Choose your hard. So, what’s it going to be? If no one told you today, I love you! You got this and you can not be defeated, so let’s get to work! Stay #light and #awesome.
We need the pose we hate the most. The work never stops. I still have to contend with the other side. But i find that recently, things just feel a little bit easier and i can breathe with ease. Hip opening and a few breaths to fly.
Lately, my yoga/mediation sessions have been really good. I’m
getting better at this shit. I’m able to control my mind to where I can
really get to what’s bothering me. When I let my mind just roam, I’m surprised/shocked
to what I think about.
I’m always having muscle or joint pain, and yoga has been
really helping with that. I do yoga twice a day. When I start my day with yoga,
I just have a better outlook for the entire day. When I end my day with yoga, all
the bullshit that occurred during the day feels less overwhelming. I’m
really proud of myself because I have found an activity that relaxes me, puts
things into perspective, and helps with my body pain.
“Vinyasa means "breathing system.” Without vinyasa, don’t do asana. When vinyasa is perfect, the mind is under control. That’s the main thing-controlling the mind. That’s the method Patanjali described. The scriptures say that prana and apana are made equal by keeping the ratio of inhalation and exhalation equal and by following the breath in the nostrils with the mind. If you practice this way, gradually mind comes under control’’. -Sri K. Pattabhi Jois