The sounds of life around you as you practice are not a distraction. Rather, they are a small reminder that yoga is meant to support you as you live your life, not help you escape from it.
It is critically important that we figure out what re-fills us and schedule these things into our lives. It is only when we do so that we can live our lives as the open-hearted, gracious, generous, compassionate and passionate people that we yearn to be.
Scientific research shows that getting outside makes us healthier - physically and mentally - and more productive. Step outside. Take a few deep breaths or even a walk! You will actually get more done in your day.
Did you know that humans have the ability to create –to synthesize – happiness? In fact, research has shown that happiness that comes from within last longer than any other kind.
Have you every been so fixated on a goal that anything short of success feels like a failure? Your yoga mat is a great place to learn a concept called desireless practice where even the tiniest of baby steps is celebrated as growth.
Sadly, it is common for people to spend their energy on fitting in. To heck with that! Be brave and determined to walk your own, authentic path through life. You will be amazed at how powerful authenticity feels.