Even in the middle of these warm days of summer season, it’s simple to obtain lost. We can so quickly get scooped in the busyness, the ‘doing’ of life, and just forget to ‘be’.

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You might or may not be aware that the function and goal of yoga has been morphed, re-interpreted and provided in myriad kinds since making its launching in North America. Today, I invite you to explore its definition as one of broadening consciousness, and how it applies to your life.

What I’m looking for to do here is offer you with the basic basis of a practice, as it was generally meant, so for those who want to delve in for the first time, or those who merely really want a method for coming back to our calm essence when life takes over, there’s strong foundation of understanding on which to rest.

We’re multidimensional beings. Different aspects of ourselves manifest on physical, mental, emotional and energetic levels. Your yoga practice, when done mindfully, can serve to establish an ever-increasing awareness of these aspects, however it doesn’t end with the cessation of asana, breath or meditation. Rather, yoga has the possible to end up being a way of living, a practice that moves beyond the mat to instill each moment, never separate from daily life.

The root of this path of self-discovery is cultivating ‘Witness Awareness’ an awareness of taking the time to witness your experience not with judgment or expectation, but with caring self-acceptance. The value in this is that you end up being increasingly comfy with the physical, mental and emotional sensations of being totally human, allowing yourself to take in their whole spectrum, without becoming identified or overwhelmed by them.

In our present world, days and lives are filled with criticism, self-destruction, battle, dependency, detachment from the language of our heart … all behaviors signaling an extreme disconnection with ourselves, and an absence of self-love.

Yoga asserts that we’re born best, pure and whole, and looks for to re-establish our union with this reality. As we grow and move through the inevitable difficulties of life, we form often-unconscious patterns of defenses, cutting ourselves off from this essential reality.

One requirements just to observe the shimmer in a child’s eyes and radiance of their being to realize that this point of view isn’t one that’s brand-new, but that’s buried deep within us as grownups and crying out to be kept in mind and heard. When you begin to do this, you bring balance into your life, consciously keeping the purity and love of youth, while simultaneously integrating it with the sophistication and knowledge of their adult years. Therefore, you re-connect mind and body, head and heart, and enjoy what it’s to be totally alive, leaving no stone unturned, no part of yourself forgotten.

Your selection of design, location, or time of yoga practice, is irrelevant for cultivating this mindset, pick what resonates. I highly motivate you to try establishing a witness state with each practice by linking to your body and breath, stepping outside the routine judgments and expectations of your mind to experience things, as they are, with acceptance. Know that your mind will certainly put up a fight, that it’ll certainly be difficult to tame. It’s all right. That’s exactly what it does. Don’t evaluate that either, just observe it, and come back to your breath. Surrender to and accept the process as it unfolds for you and your special location in life. Let this way of being lug you through the unending activities of life.

Namaste.