Yoga as we know it today, stems from the Yoga Sutras. The Yoga Sutras are practices for attaining a state of Samadhi (a form of enlightenment) and were put into writing by Patanjali. What most people don’t realize, is that of the 196 Yoga Sutras, only three of them relate directly to the body. So even if you don’t have a moment to get on the mat, there are still many ways to practice yoga with your thoughts, and hey, maybe one day reach Samadhi, or maybe today is the day. :)
Any which way, opening and watching your mind to move past problems of the intellect is helpful for a developing a rich relationship with yourself and others.
Here are two quick practices to open your mind to a state of receptivity, positivity and open your heart to yourself and whatever your day holds. Although this only takes five minutes, allow yourself to feel as though you have all the time in the world.
Whenever you’re having a moment of distress, remember, you can transform your moments, days, and life. Allow yourself to return to these meditations, sensations, and thoughts every time you need a moment of peace and open yourself to a fresh new day! Life truly is a journey and we really can enjoy it by taking quick moments that lead to connection to ourselves and others.
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