The Daily Reminder – Day 19: Spiritual Health + Yoga

The Daily Reminder – Day 19: Spiritual Health + Yoga

I have a love/hate relationship with yoga. I LOVE how it makes my body feel when I do it consistently. I HATE that I have to work so hard to love it!

I don’t think have to explain the physical benefits of yoga. I believe most of us know how great yoga is for us. We know it is good for flexibility, balance, and strength. But did you also know how great yoga is for your mental health??  Yoga can be an amazing stress reducer because it forces you into active stillness. According to the American Osteopathic Association, a regular yoga practice “creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration,”

Sounds pretty awesome, right?!?  Let’s make that awesomeness a priority today!

Today, I will be committed to practicing yoga. Who’s with me?

Recap from Day 18

I spent some time reading yesterday where I was reminded of some great spiritual truths. I love the feeling of connecting spiritual truths with the life that we live here on earth.  One thing that I was reminded of was about seeing miracles everyday and then sharing those as part of my testimony. The thing about this that struck me was how sometimes, I think people are afraid of the religiousness of words like “miracle” and “testimony”.  And here’s how I break that down: Our job is to pay attention to the good and great things that are happening in our lives and share those good things with others.

I talk with clients a lot about the power of perspective and how every day there are great things that happen and everyday there are crappy things that happen. True, not everyday is sunshine and rainbows. But. If you search for the good in everyday, you will find it. (In the same way, if you search for grumpiness everyday, you will find that too.)

I hope that we will continue to put our energy and focus into those things that remind us of the good things happening and then share those things with others (particularly on social media — where we are riddled with bad news all the time). Let’s shift that one post at a time!


photo cred (Burst)