09 May How Yoga makes you a creative and motivated person?
More often than not, most of us find ourselves getting angry unnecessarily at family members, envious of a neighbor, jealous of a colleague at work or simply looking at someone on Facebook and feeling disgusted at our own lives! More unfortunately, a single negative thought creates a gang of bullies in our head i.e. one thought begets another thought which begets clusters of thoughts until our entire being is filled with fear, anger, hatred, insecurity, separation, and paranoia.
Here comes the need to train our mind to not get carried away with such unproductive thoughts. Yoga helps you generate the positive energy needed to be creative or motivated. How?
There are no specific yoga asanas or techniques that render positive thinking. However, a synergic outcome of the five basic doctrines of yoga – asanas, pranayamas, relaxation, meditation, and the right diet, work with your thoughts and heal you in the process.
The yoga poses stretch, stimulate, and strengthen your body, rendering it flexibility. Practicing asanas along with proper breathing helps in dispelling stress and anxiety – two of the most powerful triggers of negative thoughts. You can easily experience the clutter of your mind draining away while energy surges into those tired muscles and refreshes you. It unblocks the seven chakras of your body – Mooladhara, Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha, Ajna, and Sahasrara, which in turn release ‘positive’ hormones.
Pranayama trains your body to breathe more deeply supplying vital oxygen to each and every cell in the body. As our breath, body, and mind come into balance through our practice, so do our ideas and thinking. With the ability to clear the mind of unwanted chatter and focusing on just the breath, can make the flow of prana (energy) and thinking – a lot easier.
Yoga asanas followed by Savasana leaves you with a feeling of “being alive and aware” – an incredible mood enhancing prescription which leaves you with serene energy that lasts throughout the day. Practicing Yoga Nidra and guided meditation regularly leave their mark on the kind of thoughts your brain generates. A stress-free body creates space for a relaxed mind.
Like nourished soil flourishes the growth of seeds into harvest crop, similarly, a relaxed mind germinates productive positive and compassionate thoughts.
Many yoga practitioners often state that after their practice, they tend to accomplish tasks which they were putting off for quite some time or they tend to get ideas for a project or a breakthrough needed for whatever they were working on. Some of them also noticed that they grow mentally stronger with their regular practice. They fight back their own fears and break-free from the prison cell built by their thoughts. Yoga helps them become a more receptive being.
Gaining control over taste-buds, refusing to live with bad eating habits like junk or untimely stress eating, is often the corollary of synchronizing the body and mind through regular yoga.
Thus, Yoga as a lifetime practice has proven the ability to move people, not just physically, but also their mind. A nurtured mind operates at a different level altogether and results in life changing results much more than what can be measured in pounds or muscle mass.
Invite yourself to the Dallas Yoga fest and open the windows of your mind, ignite positive thinking, feel inspired and allow your breath to turn you into a beautiful being.