Study yourself. Find your strong points and make them stronger. Don’t be ashamed of your weak points and work at strengthening them. Embrace your eccentricities. Follow your heart and intuition and use yoga to retreat to your inner sanctuary anytime you feel the need to reconnect with the truly beautiful human being you are.
Living in the moment (also called mindfulness) is a state of active, open, intentional attention on the present. Research shows that mindful people are happier, more empathetic, more secure, have a higher self-esteem and have more satisfying relationships. Yoga is a mindful exercise in itself and the right time to practice is NOW.
Be thankful for what you have instead of concentrating on what you don’t have. You have enough + you are enough and true contentment is about being satisfied with just that. Make your yoga practice one of gratitude. Gratitude for your body, breath, spirit and remember there will always be someone somewhere dreaming to get a micro fraction of everything life is offering YOU.
We try to protect ourselves by avoiding risk and playing it safe, but in life there is no safety in the comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. Fear is progress waiting to happen so when you practice yoga, try new postures, explore gravity, go upside down. As you gain confidence on the mat, you’ll become fearless in life.
It’s not about seeking for love! Instead, identify and deconstruct the barriers you have built without yourself. Start with self-love, the hardest but most important for it is the foundation of our loving practice. Love what you do as this is the only way to do great work. And of course love others fully, accepting them as they are, without expectations.