How Can Yoga Help You Reach Your Goals?

Time is valuable and there are a number of successful methods for goal realization. Yoga is one of those methods that if included as a part of your life, Yoga will cross train your mind and body for maximum potential.

Imagine being able to optimize your attitude in one hour, per day, or less.
Every day, people attend Yoga classes for physical or mental health, and walk away with the tools, to be masters of their own destiny.

How is this possible? Regular attendance to Yoga classes or home yoga practice, will result in a positive attitude adjustment for the student. Many of us walk around with a “perceived handicap”. We blame everything outside of us for our set backs and lack of opportunities. While systemic oppression is real, it’s not going away. So rather than allow Society to govern your emotions, your perspective on the world and ultimately your life, aim to navigate around systemic oppression and create your own way, your own opportunities.

It is true that our race, age, financial status, gender, and educational background, are factors in success. However, these factors can all be overcome by working toward your goal on a daily basis, and taking life one-step-at- a-time in the most positive of ways. Remember, that if you think your situation is a disability, it will be.

How can Yoga help you realize your goals? For one thing, you will appreciate life to its fullest because you will look within yourself and explore a whole new world of understanding your exterior world. You will stop wasting time, by letting daily opportunities go by. There are those of us who get access to opportunities, but we make excuses why we think we are not ready, or it won’t work out, and that we don’t have what it takes for success, or we simply lack the commitment, drive and discipline required to carry a plan through.

Yoga and meditation teach you to supervise your mind. Your mind has been allowed to work against you. Much like a ‘back seat driver’, the mind is good at second guessing, fearing, doubting, and discouraging new ideas. The mind would prefer to stay in one place, and let the world go by. Leaving you in a deeper state of frustration, by worrying about making a mistake.

You have to cultivate a positive relationship with your mind, through practicing Yoga postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. You can find all this, and much more, in your local Yoga class, whether online or in person and by reading yoga philosophy and meditating daily. All you have to do is make it a regular routine.

Whether you practice before, or after, work or study is not important, but you will start to feel the mental health benefits, right away. Many Yoga students walk away from their first class feeling guilty, that it took so long to start. They anguish over the fact they procrastinated so long, because the feeling of euphoria during and after Yoga classes, and the endorphins released, will make your perspective on the world around you, a much better one. What is important, is to start and continue your Yoga practice.

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