Good morning, beautiful people. Change can be difficult—but it doesn’t have to be stressful, too. All you need is a Yoga Mind, one that’s flexible, resilient, and open.
What is a Yoga Mind? It’s when you use the spiritual tools of Yoga in daily living. It’s practicing your Yoga off the mat.
Here are 6 Yoga Tools that help cultivate positive, easeful change:
1. Satya, or truth: Honor your need to make changes.
2. Sankalpa, or intention: Set your intention for change. Write it down. Tell people about it. Make it real.
3. Maitri, or kindness: Don’t waste time or Prana (energy) beating yourself up about what led to the need for change.
4. Dharana, or focus: Turn your attention instead to the benefits the changes will bring.
5. Sangha, or community: Get support from like-minded people. Studies show that those who have group support experience greater success in achieving goals.
6. Sutra 1.14: “Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness.” In other words, keep going. Even when you’ve achieved your goals, practice what you did to achieve them regularly.
With these 6 Yoga Tools, plus others you can find on this blog, change can be an easeful shift to your truest and best self.
Read more on Satya here.
Read more on Sankalpa here.
Read more on Maitri here.
Read more on Dharana here.