“A New Way to Think About Yoga”-reblog
A couple of months ago I wrote my very first guest blog post for a sweet soul sister named Niki Meadows. She runs The Richness of a Simple Life, and is someone who’s tribe I am very proud to be a part of! Niki is a passionate lady, who shares so many of the same views as I do. We both want to help people reach their full potential and live their best life. She also is a fellow yoga lover who believes in the lifestyle as much as the poses. I was very happy to write for her and ended up writing a piece that I think is simply fantastic, educational, and relatable. Here is only a little snippet of it, but I insist you head over to her page and read the rest.
The Link is down below but just in-case curiosity is getting the best of you, head here to read it now: A New Way to Think About Yoga
The information I share can really provoke some thought on how to life a full, healthy lifestyle, which is more than just diets and exercise. I loved researching for the article because everything I read seemed to connect with me more and more. The more I understood and connected, the more my passion was fueled. This post really does give you a great look into my love for yoga and why you will hear about it in some form in probably everything I write.
Here’s a little peek to enjoy.
“When you think of yoga what comes to mind? Probably really flexible people doing all sorts of handstands and other balancing poses. I know that’s what I thought when I first started thinking about yoga. “Well I’ll get there. That’s what it’s all about right?” That’s what I told myself. “It’s all about learning to do awesome poses that I can upload to Instagram and show off to the world.”
But I was so wrong…
Most people don’t know bit yoga actually has 8 limbs, and the poses are only 1 of them!“
1. Yamas (restraints)
2. Niyamas (practices)
3. Asana (postures)
4. Pranayama (breathing)
5. Pratyahara (sense withdrawal)
“Anything that takes your focus away from the external impressions and creates peaceful and positive inner impressions is pratyahara.”
6. Dharana- (concentration)
7. Dhyana- (meditation)
8. Samadhi- (liberation)
Now head on over and read the rest of my post here! I am telling you, you are bound to learn something new! Sometimes yoga isn’t taken seriously and is just seen and some hippy-dippy thing, and maybe it is. If its hippy-dippy to want to be happy and make the most of my life in all aspects and to have a deep connection with myself and my higher power, well then change my name to The Hippy-Dippy Mama Bear Yogini! I tried so hard to keep it understandable and relatable.The history and philosophy of yoga is something that interests me greatly, so plan to see more like this from me here on The Mama Bear Yogini blog.
Alright my wonderful Bear Pack, get clicking on the link and please enjoy my post “A New Way to Think About Yoga” over on the site The Richness of a Simple Life. Then read more by Niki. She is another person you are going to want on your journey!
If you’d like more reasons that I love yoga, head on over here: 10 Reasons I Love Yoga
And if you’d like to get a little more interactive with my journey inspiration and motivation, need accountability, or just I am so totally awesome you want more from me, I’d love you in my Facebook group, The Yogini Bear Pack. I am really trying to get consistent with posting a little inspiration and motivation each day and I’d really love some more active members to benefit us all!
Namaste my friends! <3
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