There have been so many articles these days about yoga and it’s impact on our bodies. Yoga studios are popping up all over the place and more and more people are trying yoga for health, strengthening and feeling more centered and calm. But what really happens to our brains when we do yoga? Here are some very profound things that happen to our brains when we practice yoga regularly:
Today, as I took a morning walk, I began to think about what I love about these walks and why I think it’s something vital to add to your weekly activity. Here are 5 good reasons to take a morning walk.
1) Walking wakes you up! There is not a better way to start energizing your body than to begin moving. By moving, you begin to breath deeper, your heart rate increases and your muscles become less stiff. As we get older, this is especially important!
Making New Year’s resolutions is a ritual that many people participate in as a way to feel optimistic about a coming year, mark the passage of time and think about “turning over a new leaf”. Resolutions can force us to consider what we value most and how to make positive changes. For many, it’s a way to re-assess goals and re-commit to making changes for the better. But are these resolutions worth making? Are they a good or bad idea? It really depends on the person, the type of resolutions one makes, and how one goes about achieving that goal.
Comparing yourself to others is nothing but bad news… the only good comparison is comparing yourself against your own potential.
Many people get stuck in comparing themselves to others and feeling that they don’t “measure up”. This, of course, leads to feelings of insecurity, low self-esteem, sadness, anxiety and general dissatisfaction with themselves and their life. Learning ways to stop comparing yourself to others can benefit you tremendously and can lead to feeling more content with yourself, less envious of others and more focused on what you need to do in your own life, regardless of what others are doing.