Today's Yoga Journal on why we are here?
Went to a yoga class today and we are exploring the topic on why we were here with this meditation. Why do we have the arms and legs that we have? Why do we have the mind and body we have? It's a process of blending the mind with the body and carry out the movement with each inhale and exhale. If you want to remember one thing after this yoga class. You probably should remember how to breath in and out slowly. It's important to go to your yoga classes daily as a basic self-care routine. We are here and we exist because we are exactly where we need to be at right now. We all have a purpose in this life and we need to find our way to get there. Getting up early, eating healthy, and exercising & meditating first thing in the morning is key to your success to jump-start your day. (Click on the image if you want to buy this yoga art print)
We did the sun salutation sequences very quickly and the teacher was counting 3,2,1... onto each downward dog, each chatarunga, each upward-facing dog..etc. Sometimes, we may rush through the sequence and do each pose rather mindlessly when we are working on the same things over and over again. It applies to our every day life too. Why not put more thought and heart onto doing things with more care and attention to detail.Spread your fingers wide while you are doing your downward facing dog pose on your yoga mat and put the knuckles to the mat and lift your hips high. When you are doing your upward facing dog, try to hold your pose as long as you can and stretch your spine and press the backs of your toes down. When you are doing your chatarunga, make sure your shoulders are back, your head is lifted and your elbows are in and not bending outwards.
(Remark: These are just general recommendations/ yoga cues on the practice of yoga: Make sure you are doing yoga safely whether you are at your yoga studio/ gym/ at home. Because we are not your healthcare provider and we do not know about the specific conditions of your body/ health, we are not going to be responsible for any of your injury that may occur during your practice. You can practice yoga at your own risk within your specific limits of your body.)
Sometimes, we lack the patience to perform each task with utmost detail. It could be as simple as every day mundane tasks of folding your laundry, or brushing your teeth, or sweeping the floors. So, it's something we need to improve upon. Why not spend more time and do things more slowly and add more effort onto it. You will see the difference very quickly.
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Get Your Yoga Mats:
Check out our durable, made in USA yoga mats that we curated just for you. Lately, a lot of kids and elderly are getting into yoga as well. Don't forget to get your grandpa, grandma, or your kids a yoga mat today! Everyone needs to have a good quality non-slip yoga mat~ (Click on the image to buy this yoga mat while it's still in stock)
These are a must haves for your yin yoga practice at home. Not only are they very comfortable to use on your backs, these pillows and blankets can be highly decorative for your next home improvement project.
This is a cute spun square pillow case of a cool wild leopard cat animal print. This is a perfect home decor upgrade for your living room or bedroom this spring. Ready for your home makeover today? Get a pair of these cute wildlife animal print pillow cases and update your living room look and surprise your guests. Designed and Made in the USA. We designed this fashion pattern at our design studio in Spokane, WA and we manufacture and ship this item from the USA to your address worldwide. This pillow's rectangular shape is perfect for a decorative accent. The pillow is made of 100% polyester, and has a Teflon coating that wicks moisture. It's comfortable with a more high-end feel. This is a rectangular pillow case with stuffing inside.
Unbelievably fluffy and warm - this high quality cozy fleece blanket is impossible to leave behind, wherever one might go. Treat yourself today like you are a fine child. The perfect size for wrapping this warm blanket when you are sitting on the couch, by the fireplace or at outdoor events. (Details: 100% Polyester, One side print, Plush backside)
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This is a cute girlie pink floral print of a women's sports bra for your next workout session/ yoga class. Wear this bra and feel safe and confident at each workout. This is a perfect bra for any girls who love roses! This high performance fitness sports bra helps you stay fit and focused. It's made of lightweight soft Lycra fabric that keeps you cool, while a compression fit and four-way stretch build grant unrestricted movement. Moisture-wicking properties eliminate sweat, and the athletic racer back design maximizes breath-ability. Designed and Made in the U.S.A. (Details: Supportive fit, 92% double brushed polyester 8% spandex, Athletic design, Printed in care label)
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These are our best selling yoga pants, we got capri-leggings, long stretchy yoga pants for your home yoga practice. Why Capri Leggings/ Yoga Pants? Because they are comfortable, easy to put on for hot yoga sessions and they allow your skin to perspire better in a hot and humid room. What's not better to do than to go to a nice hot yoga class in these capri leggings and melt all your fat away during those cold snowy winter seasons?
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If you have kids, you will have our collections of kids yoga pants/ leggings that you can match your yoga outfits with your kids. They are super cute and comfortable.
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We got a huge selection of yoga tank tops and short sleeve tees for your yoga class. Get at least 5-7 of them to change our your old tanks and up your yoga game.
It's important to exercise daily and keep up your health/ wellness regime. Yoga can be very healing for your mind and body. Spread some good vibes around you after a good yoga class. The world becomes a better place after a nice hot yoga class.
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Today's yoga / meditation class is about trusting your gut. (You can click on each image to check out.)
There are many medical researches that show that our gut can react more quickly than our overall body and our head. So, the gut is actually the first point of response we get when we react to a certain situation/ environment/ a person. Haven't you experienced a time when you received a bad job offer from a low budget firm that no one from the industry has heard of. The company seemed to produce work that's below par. You weren't sure if you should take on the offer and take such an expensive risky move and relocate for the job because the pay seemed decent but with no basic health insurance. Plus, the working conditions and locations weren't that great either? Your gut tells you that something is off, and may not pay off in the long run. And you don't know what you should do?
Or, it could be as simple as to decide whether or not you should eat that ice-cream bar or just eat a fresh apple for dessert tonight after a long day of work. Would you rather eat that ice-cream bar and put your long term health at risk or an apple that can be better for your health in the long run? Your gut is always telling you what's right, or better for you to do instead. It's your guarding angel and shield you from dangers of the world.
Through our experiences to different life situations, we can collection a pattern of behavior, or simply put, a certain vibe along the way. Always listen to the little tiny whispers in your ears, trust your own instincts. It's not always about following your heart or your mind. We should all follow our gut first because our gut can tell us more than our mind/ heart.
The gut. The gut is the voice from our soul. It's the little tiny whispers from your soul. Follow your intuition and your gut because they will lead you to making your best judgements while you are on your way to achieving your dreams.
So, how do yoginis and yogis find your way to get closer to trusting in our gut instincts? Yes, you are right. It's through meditation.
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Our 20 minute Morning Routine:
To meditate is to be non-reactive to the things or people or the noise that's surrounding you. If you are a Christian, that's like praying to God to receive wisdom and guidance. If you are a yogi, you meditate just to calm down. It doesn't always have to be an overly religious act as it's just a way to calm down and sort out the priorities in your life before you start out your day.
This is how we like to meditate as yogis and yoginis:
16 Ways to Meditate at Home
- Put on your casual leggings or yoga pants
- Wear yoga bra with your yoga tees and tanks
- Clear out the clutter and make room for your yoga mat.
- Spread out a nice yoga mat on the floor in your living room.
- Sit on a block/ a pillow if you have one.
- Close your eyes and cross your legs.
- Rest your palms on your thighs.
- Press your palms down to feel more grounded.
- Open your palms up to receive more energies.
- Play some meditation on your phone app.
- Enjoy your zen time and get in touch with your soul.
- Think of 10 things you feel grateful for.
- Think of 1 person you want to dedicate this practice to today. It can be a loved one, your husband/ wife/ boyfriend/ girlfriend/ your mom/ your dad/ your best friends/ or your pet..etc.
- Think of 1 thing you can't control and think of all the traumatic events in your life that you need to forgive, take the lesson and let go of. Exhale and let go of your past, and Inhale in your future and all the good things that are supposed to come into your life.
- Pray for the world and the ones who are less fortunate than you. It could be the people suffering in war or the people suffering in famine and incurable diseases.
- Remind yourself how fortunate you are at this stage of your life and that you are enough. You tried enough and you are good enough. You are exactly where you are supposed to be right now.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
- Use these yoga mats, yoga pants, bras, tees & tanks and jump start your yoga journey and get more mental clarity today. (You can click on each image to check out.)
- Check out our yoga artwork if you haven't already~ Hang some yoga art at your meditation room area in your house/ apartment today. (: (You can click on each image to check out.)