Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Mindful of new opportunities

A new year brings with it new opportunities. These may be to learn new things or you may want to reflect on where you want to go in the next chapter of your life.  It is also an opportunity for you to leave behind the things that have not served you in this year.  It may  be an opportunity for you to look after yourself better and make this year healthier.

Yoga can help with opening up to a new start.  It can help you discover your purpose in life. It teaches you to be present so that you are not attached to things are not serving you and through yoga you learn self-love, self-compassion and how to become the best possible you by accessing your true self.  It is not selfish to cultivate self-love and take the best possible care of yourself.  It is only through cultivating self-love that you can reach out with love for others.  When you cultivate peace in your heart, you radiate peace to others.

In this week's video on my YouTube Channel, 'Mindful of new opportunities' - https://youtu.be/SFCmaghDT-8, we are opening our hearts and minds to these new beginnings with a heart opening practice.  We practice a strong twist, Revolved Triangle, in order to 'wring out' the things in our lives that are not serving us, physically or mentally and balances that compel us to be present to what is right now, not fretting over the past or worrying over the future.  In this way we gain greater clarity of mind and are more open to the opportunities that present themselves.  The standing sequence is a little different to what we have practiced before but it is good to try new things, for you are capable of more than you think. This is a good way to boost confidence.  The balancing sequence serves several purposes. Again, it is a little different but it also illustrates that it is alright if things don't always work to plan so if you fall out of the balance, just try again.  Balances can be incredibly calming for the mind and it is only when the mind is calm that we can see the opportunities life is offering you.

I hope 2016 brings you peace and happiness.
Janet x

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