Monday Motivation: Pratyahara

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I hope you all had a great weekend! Over the past week, I have been reflecting on (and you may have heard me mention in class) the importance of withdrawing our senses or turning inward, known in the Yoga Sutras as Pratyahara. Even though our lives may have slowed down since the start of the pandemic, we are still being stimulated by our five senses. It is important to take time throughout our day, even if you only have a few minutes, to withdraw from the external world in order to find a sense of peace and calm in the body and mind.
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Monday Motivation: Self Discovery


I am sure you can all agree, the times we are living in right now are unprecedented! We have all had to alter our lives in one way or another. Some changes we are happy about and others we may wish didn’t have to be. Regardless, this is the perfect time for reflection and self-discovery…the perfect time to see the good that has evolved during these times.
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Monday Motivation: Consistency

As with anything you would like to benefit from, to truly see the benefits of yoga you must develop a consistent practice. Consistency is KEY!! As we slowly start to get back to our new normal and life starts to get a little busier, it is easy to give up on our self-care routines.
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Monday Motivation: Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

This mantra is perfect for the times we are living in now! As we continue to be faced with uncertainty of our global pandemic and unsettling feelings from civil unrest, we can recite this mantra aloud or to ourselves and know we are sending out our highest vibration of good for all into the universe.
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Monday Motivation: Surrender

Our world seems to be challenging us moment-by-moment these days.  Every day we wake up there is something new for us to process: an increase in Covid-19 deaths, inhuman behavior against fellow men, stories of heartache and despair, unrest and intolerance…..
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Monday Motivation:Face Your FEARS!

Each day we are continuing to adapt to our new way of living, reconciling ourselves to the necessary strictures put upon us to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe and well. And it can be really tough sometimes!

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Monday Motivation: Your Breath Is AMAZING!!!

It goes without saying that breathing is living! In yoga, breath is referred to as Pranayama.  ‘Prana’ refers to the universal life force and ‘ayama’ means to regulate or lengthen. Pranayama translates into breath control. 

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