Over the last few weeks we have looked at being kind to ourselves and how we talk to ourselves. Being strong in both body and mind and finally last week being mindful of what we eat. Throughout this we have touched on our souls, by looking into our souls and feeding our souls. Today I want to think about how yoga impacts our souls, we all have various hardships to weave our way through. It is how we deal with these hardships or problems that make us a better person.
Life always throws things in your path to derail you but practising Yoga helps you stay calm and more confident. It improves our moods and as you work through your practice, those wonderful endorphins are released which in turn makes you smile (even when you don’t want to).
I could go on about the benefits for hours, but for me however, one of the most important factors of yoga is mindfulness and how you deal with those times when life isn’t perfect. Practising yoga will help with breathing techniques. Practising meditation or slow deep stretches help you remain calm in adversity. Finally, yoga helps with stress, whatever type of yoga you practice whether power yoga or yin it really brings all those stress levels down, leaving you feeling calm, serene and positive. All good for our souls.
‘Quiet the mind and the soul will speak”