Seeing With New Eyes

Seeing With New Eyes

Yoga teaches us the importance of staying clear-eyed and keenly observant. Without these “new eyes,” you could miss all the tiny changes that make life wonderful.

Being a Beginner is Good for You

Being a Beginner is Good for You

Being willing to let go of your expert status frees you for unlimited growth. It empowers you to listen and to think when someone asks “Why?” – not to defend the way you do things but with a beginner’s true, open-minded curiosity. Being willing to not be an expert enables you to continue to stretch into your potential.

A Step Backward is Not a Disaster

A Step Backward Is Not A Disaster

If life is consistent in one way, it’s that it very rarely (if ever) moves only forward. No matter how hard we’re working or how well we’re doing, we can bank on the fact that progress will always be interrupted by a little (or not so little) step backward. This is OK. Backward steps are a necessary part of the dance of life. And they almost always bear gifts that take us further forward than we could ever have gotten without them.

5 Gratitude Practices That Can Make You a Happier Person

5 Gratitude Practices That Can Make You a Happier Person

With time and practice, regularly searching our experiences for moments that make us smile can create a happier life. Taking a moment several times a day to reflect on such moments can leave us feeling profoundly grateful – some would even say blessed. Mindfulness like this (no matter the method you choose to treasure it) can dramatically shift our experience of our lives – leaving us feeling hopeful and intentional as we look forward to tomorrow.

Your Mind is not the Boss of You

Your Mind is not the Boss of You. You are the Boss of your Mind.

Yoga gives us a taste of what living feels like when we bring our focus back (over and over and over again) to what we’re actually experiencing. When we practice yoga with this level of mindfulness, we’re actually learning to stay engaged with our experiences moment to moment. It’s not that our minds stop thinking thoughts. It’s that we’re learning to resist the tempting lure of these thoughts.