How to Make Practice a Habit

I’ve had a lot of students come and go in the six years that I have been teaching a daily Mysore program. This can be for a variety of reasons: schedules change, people have babies, jobs relocate. But the truth is, a lot of people never really stick to the practice, or the practice doesn’t stick to them. What I have noticed over the years is that those who make practice a habit are the ones who practice for the long haul. 

Our habits shape us and they play a central role in any successful long-term discipline. Once practice is a habit, it is no longer something that we have to think about. You wake up, you brush your teeth, you practice yoga. Boom—it’s done. 

But getting to the point where practice is a habit is difficult. We’ve all felt it—showing up is the hardest part. Our minds play tricks on us. They have all sorts of sneaky reasons to try to prevent us from practicing, because the mind knows that with practice, its thought...

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It all starts with 'I' - 10 attitudes that assist inspired and balanced thinking

If you are not having inspired and balanced thinking  - you are more than likely feeling stressed or out of balance in either relationships, career or health and probably being run by your emotions, feeling ungrounded and reactive in nature. Does this sound familiar? 

I know that it is possible to brush it off/cover it up, say ‘I’m fine!’ but this is about listening to the signs and symptoms of your body and adopting attitudes that create poise and power in your life. 

Here are Ten ‘I’s to assist having inspired and balanced thinking:

1) Introduction:

Introduce your self to new things, people and ideas.  We are ‘here’ to grow, and fear lurks where we lose our nerve. When we stay in our comfort zone with everything known and cosy around us, the world can seem increasingly alien, challenging and fearful. You don’t need to be radically changing all the time but have an open mind and an open heart. Trust. Develop a...

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Emotional Wellness – the Foundation for Health

Life can be chaotic and difficult at times, causing you to feel out of control or a victim of circumstance. There are periods in life where it can all feel too much. You may feel overwhelmed, insecure, worried or a lack of control about what is happening to you.

The effects of these feelings can mean increased anxiety and uncertainty, and these stresses can cause sleeplessness, raised blood pressure, over-eating, over-drinking, tension in the body that results in pain, and for some, disease. 

When seeking help from a doctor, many people are put on anti-depressants or anti-anxiety drugs, which only masks your emotions from you, without ever changing your perspective or get to the heart of the matter.

As an Emotional Wellness Specialist, I am dedicated to assisting my clients to shift their perceptions, reduce their stress levels and help them heal. I define Emotional Wellness as: a state of being that includes the ability to handle challenges head on, grounded thinking,...

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