We don't usually expect our bodies to perform without proper training, but what about our minds? Do we expect our minds to be focused, strong, and malleable without being trained?
I can only speak from my own personal experience, but I know my mind tends toward anxiety, depression, and doubt. Alternating between memories of the past stuck on repeat and worrying about what will happen in the future.
So what do we do?
The journey is different for each of us, but for me it started with training my body, because this is a representation of the mind in a tangible form.
By using the breath and awareness of sensation I have been able to strengthen my mind/ body connection. And this is where the real work begins. Using this awareness to choose my thoughts more wisely. I've noticed major progress because things that once would have sent me on a downward spiral no longer bother me. And thoughts that would have haunted me for days can be acknowledged and sometimes even understood- before miraculously being let go.
I know there's still so much work to be done, but I'm beyond grateful for how far I've come. #yoga
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