"Once one has one's feet on the path of healing, life takes on new meaning, and time is no longer the enemy. Each step becomes every step, the healing within liberation, the possibility of freedom. And life becomes exciting..."--- from Guided Meditations, Explorations, and Healing, p. 85, by Stephen Levine, Anchor Books-Kindle version. 1991
Helping yourself feel better and walk on the path of wellness can be a matter of simplifying things in your life and adjusting priorities.
Most of us come to Yoga and Meditation seeking solutions to specific challenges. We look for the practice that we intend to devote our time and energy to bring us answers and solutions to our specific concerns. Finding the right kind of practice and teacher is the first and often the most exciting and tentative part of the journey.
Like most endeavors of any significance after the initial excitement and positive experiences, sustaining motivation can be a fluid, sometimes tricky thing. This may be true, particularly after the initial inspiration lessens, our goals have been met, or even if they haven’t been met according to initial expectations.
Riding the ups and downs of the change process can require infusions of inspiration, reminders of what there is to gain, and re-commitment to the journey. Persistence is vital, and remembering the possibilities of these wonderful practices can help with that.
There are many sources to support bringing yoga and its allied self-care practices into a critical role in achieving a myriad of health benefits. Two such reports about the benefits of Yoga and Yoga therapy can be found here and here.
Recognizing the greater role Yoga can take in our lives may be the next step to a broader approach to sustaining wellness, and living your best life. Click here for a study by the NIH for a study about how Yoga has become the hub of a life of wellness for many. Click here for thoughts on how Yoga can make us happy(according to science).
Most of this is increasingly common knowledge, but this awareness fades in the din of busy lives. Taking time to remember can help with that.
Have a great and inspired 2024.