I often say it. We hear about it and read about it. Yoga can transform your life! But how can a bunch of odd looking poses, breathing and relaxation techniques have such an impact?
Two key points to recognize here before I say more:
- We are each born with a certain genetic disposition that affects our health – nothing we can do about that.
- We have no control over other people, their actions and reactions, nor any other external factor or past event.
These seem obvious but if you think about it for a moment you might be surprised how often you ‘suffer’ and complain that your life is not what you want because of these!
So if we can’t change or control these aspects, then all that remains is ourselves. Very important caveat at this point:
Transforming your life ≠ changing you!!
I would like to suggest that transforming your life is…
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Change – The act or instance of making or becoming different due to an influence.
It is important to recognize our role in change. Change occurs because of a person or event that is influential in our lives. We can cause change through relationships, prayer, advocacy, and choices.
We must become more aware of how our responses to events and other people have changed and can change our lives.
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Grief is difficult to understand. It appears as a thief, an enemy, a giant. I am not sure we can say it ever leaves. It is not a task to accomplish or surmount, neither is it a phase to get through. Grieving is a journey, sometimes a lifelong process. Though grief might first enter like unwelcomed company, it will eventually become your ally. Teaching you, growing you, even nurturing you. If grief is handled in the appropriate way, it can be a beautiful instrument of healing.
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yes, indeed – I find this a vey effective way of relaxing
Walking for fitness is becoming more and more common. Many articles are praising walking over jogging as being easier on your joints along with other benefits. You have likely seen people speed walking – looks funny but is amazingly beneficial – others use walking polls engaging more of the upper body emulating snow shoe mechanics.
The average man takes 7,192 steps per day while the average women takes 5,210 steps per day. People with an above average fitness level take more than 10,000 steps per day. A pedometer is a great way to measure your daily steps to see if you may want to start parking the car a little further away from the door.
For those that have read previous posts you will know that I like to write about meditation. I believe that people get turned off from meditating as they picture themselves uncomfortably bent like a…
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