Tuesday, 27 January 2015

New Beginnings – opening up to new possibilities

How yoga can help us open up to new possibilities



New beginnings-Opening up to new possibilities-http://flexiladies.blogspot.co.uk PLEASE READ ALL THE  NOTES BELOW BEFORE FOLLOWING THIS VIDEO AND THERE IS AN IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE REGARDING THE MEDITATION WITHIN THIS YOGA VIDEO.
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The meditation at the end of the yoga practice is a Candle Meditation. A battery powered candle is used in the video-PLEASE TAKE CARE if you are using a real candle and make sure you are aware of safety at all times and after the meditation please make sure the candle is put out correctly and safely.
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On the wellness blog, 40plusandalliswell, I have been looking at how new hobbies and experiences can have positive effects on your health http://40plusandalliswell.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/new-beginnings-stay-young-by-opening-up.html

•Opening to new possibilities requires self-belief.  Low self-esteem can be limiting.  Yoga hip openers help release such negativity from the hip area where it is stored paving the way for new possibilities.
•Opening our hips, chest and shoulders helps open up our minds to new possibilities.
•Opening to new possibilities requires flexibility of mind.  By increasing the flexibility of our bodies, yoga also increases the flexibility of our minds.
•Strong standing poses such as the Warrior poses give us confidence to open up to new possibilities.
•Yoga relieves stress which prevents us from seeing new possibilities.
•In yoga practice it is suggested we cultivate sattva, balance, flexibility and contentment.  If we are tamasic we are inflexible, inactive and cannot open to new possibilities.  If we are rajasic we may be too stressed to see new possibilities. The key to attaining this balance is mindfulness.  If, for instance we come to the mat stressed, over stimulated we should practice calming poses, if we come to the mat fatigued we should practice energizing poses.  We can then take our more sattvic state off the mat and into our daily lives.
•Meditation helps us ‘dive’ into our subconscious, releasing any limiting beliefs about ourselves.

Namaste
Janet x

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