At some point in every yoga students journey there comes a moment that I call, "the spontaneous yoga." It's this light bulb going off in your mind when you realize that the work you've been doing on your yoga mat translates into other aspects of your day-to-day life. This is BIG... it's when you have developed enough self-awareness to realize you have a choice about how you think, speak, the actions you take, etc.
Self-awareness in this context, means that we are able to have some degree of connection to our Self including our thoughts, feelings, body and nervous system. Sometimes one of the most powerful ways to self-calm is also the simplest. There is no need to over complicate this - when you feel yourself getting amplified or uncomfortable in some way - check in with yourself and practice self-awareness.
Two Yogic Tips for Practicing Self-calming in Everyday Life
What I personally love about these two tips is that they are subtle and easily able to be utilized in any situation you find yourself in. So the next time you're getting some uncomfortable dental work done use these tools. Or when you find yourself needing to work through a conversation with high level of emotions... use them.
What are some of your favorite ways of self-calming?
Keri Marino is an internationally Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist. She offers Yoga Therapy, Classes, Workshops and Training in Chattanooga, TN. It is her mission to empower others to have improved quality of life through the practice of Yoga!
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