Post #87: the component of yoga that is often overlooked
Did you wake up with positive thoughts and feelings going through your mind or negative ones? Did you even notice or did you simply get caught up in the thoughts and feeling you woke up with and let them drag you through your morning routine? Ugh, I hate when that happens!
Did you know that true yogic practice will help you take back the way you live and even get you through your morning routine with a smile and gratitude for the day at hand?
A man named Patanjali wrote the Yoga Sutras around 2,000 years ago. The yoga sutras are statements on yoga and in one of these sutras Patanjali writes about the 3 components of yoga. One is the practice, two is the self-study, and three is the discipline to do the other two.
Often times practitioners and teachers overlook the self-study aspect of the practice. This aspect of yoga really helps us to understand ourselves and others and the often rash, illogical things we think, do and say.
Yoga as a practice (body movements, meditation, or breath-work) slows us down WITHIN OUR OWN CONSCIOUSNESS to be able to utilize the self-study. Otherwise we are just on automatic with our ego’s running the show all the time.
How cool is this? Yoga works on our consciousness! It brings us into what yoga calls “witness consciousness” so that we can begin witnessing or observing NON-JUDGEMNTALLY our own thoughts, feelings, and actions. Ask yourself: Am I leading a guided, sacred, meaningful life or am I on autopilot with my past fears, traumas, and experiences haunting me throughout the day?
Today I’m sharing a self-study exercise from my book Way of the Spiritual Yogi and e-course 8-week enlightenment challenge. This self-study exercise will move you through step 2 to enlightenment and get you started on the path to a calmer, more centered, peaceful life.
What are you waiting for?! Enjoy!
And if you are ready to delve deeper into the self-study and move toward a more enlightened life then check out my e-course below: Choose Spirit Now.
Click on the video below to start this 4 minute self-study exercise.
Step 2 Self-Study Exercise
Remember, you are a force for good in the world. The more consistent you get with these practices the more your life will become guided, sacred, and filled with meaning. You cannot help but then extend deep peace, joy, and contentment to your loved ones, friends, and everyone you meet. The world could use more of this, so let’s get you in the best space to make it happen.
Click the video above and get started with this amazing practice.