Theodore Roosevelt is said to have claimed these wise words and they are true more now then ever. Keeping up with latest trends of society is an integral part of living in the 21st century. But can money buy happiness? Yes, for a split second. But does it leave you feeling filled with happiness and living a wholehearted life? It's doubtful. It's also likely that living this way will keep you on a hamster wheel of constant searching, buying and comparing with little fulfillment.
Your Yoga mat is an ideal platform for exploring the edges of your mind. It allows you to see a new perspecitve of how you operate in the outside world, off of your mat. Yoga helps us shed light on our fears, both big and small. It shows us different levels of our nervous system and tolerance levels, not only for ourselves but how we treat others. It turns our fears into love for ourselves and that love blossoms into compassion and love for the world. It widens our vision and expands our landscape. At it's essence Yoga, the Sanskrit word for "Union" is a way for us to unite our mind with our inner being. Our inner being is the part of us that is left when the "like" button stops working, the make up is washed off and the lights go out. Developing a Yoga practice is a way to connect to your inner light and enjoy being in your mind and body. Traditionally Yoga was practiced to tire the body and mind before engaging in meditation.
Traditional Yoga Practices were done to tire the body before engaging in Meditation. Schedule a private yoga session, group session or event. Meditation is always incorporated to leave you feeling well rounded and peaceful.
Meditation is simple, yet it's not easy. The list of health and wellness benefits associated with meditation and living a more mindful life are numerous. So why don't we all take the time to practice each day? If you're like most of western society you've been programmed to believe that if you're not "doing" you're not "winning" and if there's no pain there's no gain. Sitting in stillness can feel counter intuitive to what our society deems valued behavior. It can be truly frightening to sit down in complete silence and watch the waves of thoughts come crashing into your view. It can be even more overwhelming to take a look at the unhealthy patterns that you've developed without knowing the real toll they are taking on your body, sometimes until it is too late. The act of meditation is one of the most simple, pure actions you will uncover in your life. The difficulty can come in developing it into a practice. If you're having trouble figuring out where to begin or are ready to deepen your practice, contact Kate directly for a complimentary Discovery Session. Additional blog articles can be found on the topic within the Yogicake site as well as Instagram.
Benefits of Mediation include & are not limited to the following: