If the Who's Who Are You immediately popped into your head...you're probably a fellow Baby Boomer or a fan of CSI--Las Vegas. Looking beyond the music though---how would you describe you? Historically men have thought of themselves in terms of what they do for a living. Of course, with the majority of women also working outside the home, women may tend to that as well. Do you think of yourself as it relates to family...as a mother, father, sister, brother? Do you characterize yourself with a nod towards how you choose your foods...organic, vegetarian, vegan? I will restrain from using the over-used cliche 'find yourself', but maybe Life has interferred or complicated things too much for your inner you to blossom.
You can step away from the many distractions and demands on you, by stepping onto your yoga mat. Your yoga practice is a time of/for self of just being. It begins with the outer you, your physical body, where you tune back into how your body feels and where you feel things during asanas. Gradually this awareness delves deeper to include your psychological reactions/responses. Your yoga practice is a journey towards self-awareness.
The breath is your key. The breath gives you a bridge to controlling both your body and mind. When you've mastered control over your breath you can simultaneously provide enough oxygen to your body while clearing and calming the mind. Through your practice, you develop an observer of self; an objective assessment that will allow you to see what nourishes and enriches you and, just as importantly, what behaviors or situations should be avoided. When you're able to discern what builds you up, what brings joy to your heart you're able to chart a course for self-fulfillment.
The article 14 Rules for Being You has great tips for becoming the you you were meant to be. It's been my experience the more inward you travel on your yoga journey the more outward it manifests...a natural expression that we're all connected in some way and doing good for others is good for you.
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