This is the time of year when all the “new years resolutions” abound. Most of them are around fixing something about ourselves or our lives. My personal resolution is no different… This year though I have much more awareness about how to use my Yoga practice to fuel me, nourish me and use more compassion and awareness in my self care.
The number one resolution going is probably around weight loss. Again… my resolution isn’t much different 😉 They always say more gym memberships sell and gyms are overcrowded. There is good in this quest to get healthier, but my intention is to come from a Yogic place this year.
So this week my question is where are you personally improving or planning to improve your own self care? How are you going to use Yoga and meditation to help you on this journey?
A lot of times other things are put before our own self care. Lets try to keep ourselves on our own “to do list”
I think true self care should come with a healthy dose of self compassion. Not judging the past, just acknowledging what is and then moving forward. We often beat ourselves up and it has come to my attention how often I do this to myself.
Practice…practice…loving kindness…practice 🙂
I have been thinking of the term self sabotage and recognizing that behavior in myself at times… this upcoming year I am realizing that I can use my Yoga and meditation to care for myself better. Not only in thoughts and words…but actions.
Investing in myself is “Divine Self Care” It honors my body, mind & spirit.
It is up to me… and my conscious awareness – daily – moment to moment – of honoring my true self – that will bring the positive changes I would like. Some days its 2 steps forward 1 step back… that’s ok.
Actually that is called a cha cha ? Right?
A practice –
Try to be aware consciously through the day when you use negative self talk
When you notice this – silently or aloud – offer yourself the mantra – Namaste
I honor my body
I am making positive changes
I practice self care
and self compassion
I take time each day
in compassionate awareness
I let go of judgement
and step into loving kindness
I wish you well in 2014!
Namaste – Kerry
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