5 Life Changing Realizations I Had From Doing Yoga In India
April 3, 2014 12:00 AM EST | 4 min read
I spent this past week doing yoga on Varkala Beach, in the south Indian sate of Kerala.
I felt deeply inspired by what I learned, practiced and felt.
This past week was filled with relaxation.
It was this relaxation that brought joy and productivity.
I felt compelled to share some ideas that were affirmed this week.
Thank you again, to the amazing yogini’s who made this experience so special.
Side note: Create the chance to visit Varkala Beach in India.
You will LOVE it! 🙂
5 Life Changing Yoga Ideas to Stretch Your Mind, Body and Business
1. Do not focus on the result, focus on the process.
Be so present that you focus on the task, not just the outcome.
When focused on the outcome, we take joy out of the task and process.
The joy lives in the present.
Be extraordinary, now, in the present moment.
This will ensure extraordinary results down the road!
Focus on the joy of feeling your breath, that will lead to a successful Sun Salutation later.
What is one thing you often stress about?
How can you make the shift to focus on the task, and not the outcome?
2. You can’t do yoga and then eat fried chicken, steak and pork chops!
We can’t outwork a bad diet or out-kiss a toxic relationship or have a business without the proper systems in place.
Focus on creating and maintaining great habits.
When we have great habits, we have tapped into great love, great happiness and great achievement!
So, no matter how hungry you are after a yoga class, create the habit of satisfying hunger with fruits, greens and lean proteins.
What is one habit you can create right now, to improve one area of your life?
3. The only way to become more flexible is to do yoga everyday.
Otherwise the mind and body forget how flexible we are SUPPOSED TO BE!
Stretch yourself mentally, emotionally and physically.
When we stretch, we grow.
Growth is always our number one goal.
Become GREAT at growing!
Commit to growth in your life, relationships and career.
What can you do right now, to help yourself grow?
4. The yoga pose that makes me feel the worst, is the one I need to do the most!
What we want and the person we want to become is right outside of our comfort zone.
For me, the lotus brings tears to my eyes and pain to my gut.
The idea of laying on my chest and trying to raise my legs above my head makes me feel destined for failure and pain.
But even when I fail at it…I give it all I have.
And somehow, I get my legs off the ground, somewhat….I think!
Well…I try! 😉
What is something you have been avoiding lately?
What call have you not made?
What person have you not reached out to?
What foods are you still eating, that you know you shouldn’t?
Who do you need to say, ‘I love you’ to?
5. Every time I do something that challenges me, both mentally and physically (like yoga), I have 2-3 meaningful coincidences during that same day!
How do you interpret coincidences?
Are they random events?
Do you notice a pattern within them?
Do you have more coincidences when you do certain activities?
From my own experience, when I am doing things that bring me excitement, clarity and meaning, I can almost count on 2-3 meaningful coincidences that day!
I expect them!
Like Steve Jobs said, “We can only connect the dots by looking backwards.” What coincidences in your life keep happening?
What might your coincidences mean?
If you think they mean nothing, imagine that they did have a meaning; what would they mean then?
Let’s get real silly and say if your coincidences were trying to tell you something, what would it be?
What is your life trying to tell you?
What is REALLY possible for you?
I hope you enjoyed these five inspirational yoga ideas!
Please share this with anyone who would enjoy it!
With love and respect,