Yoga in Practice - Three Steps to Tranquility

Students come to yoga classes for a variety of reasons, but many of them are looking for some kind of calm. Fortunately, yoga has many methods that reduce stress levels and bring inner peace. Let's look at some techniques you can practice to relax and live in peace.

1. Set and schedule a daily yoga routine. Most people will start to struggle with this, but anything that's worth doing takes practice. Everyone has ten minutes a day, which can be avoided for yoga or meditation. Look at your day and set a date, with yourself, without being distracted.

If you go to bed late, practice gentle poses (asanas), pranayama, prayers, silent mantras, or meditation. If you find yourself training a little longer, that's okay too. If you get up early, it's easy to set aside ten minutes in the morning. Doing early morning yoga also works for many of my students.

One of the side effects, which you'll notice within one week, is productivity. When you are on a schedule, you become more productive in all areas of life. This is in addition to the fact that you will feel calm and happy.

2. Exercise each of the four levels of your being. Mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health are the four aspects that contribute to your inner peace and happiness.

1- Challenge your mind daily by reading, listening and learning new skills. You can learn a new language, a new life skill, or anything that will contribute to the development of your mind.

II. Spend time with people who love you and challenge yourself to develop patience. Always work on forgiveness, patience, and inner strength. Humility is not surrender, it is choosing to be peaceful.

Third. Engage in prayer, mantra, jaba, or positive affirmations. Religion is designed to end suffering, not to start wars and stir up conflicts. Your choice of worship is yours. Never harm others for any reason, especially in the name of your religion.

Fourthly. Make physical exercise a part of every day. Walk, play asanas, play your favorite sport, and make sure you enjoy what you do.

3. Eat a clean diet. You've likely heard this over and over again, but whole, natural, organic, and raw vegan foods will contribute to your longevity and quality. In yoga, this diet is called sattvic.

Wash your food well, eat moderate quantities, try to enjoy the preparation process, do not overcook your food, and eat comfortably. If you have to eat chocolate or ice cream, make sure your portions are moderate and that you enjoy every bite. Moderation is the key to survival.

This is the foundation of a holistic yoga approach to achieving full health. It is true that people will not always practice all of these steps every day. Just do your best, and you'll find calm as you journey through life.