Live Life With Enthusiasm Through Yoga Practice
So tell me, when was the last time you felt excessively excited about something?
This is a fairly simple question but most people struggle or hesitate to answer it because the truth is many of us dread waking up and going about our day. We feel anxious about meeting deadlines, keeping up with the demands and dealing with pressures.
Are there days you don’t feel like stepping out from the comforts of your bed?
Do you often find yourself too focused on trying to coping with live and not really living it? Have you lost enthusiasm for living life with all the passion and vibrancy you could muster? You are not alone.
If you want to breathe more life into your waking days, read on and find out how yoga practice can help bring back the spring to your steps and enthusiasm to live your life to the fullest.
Yoga and Enthusiasm
You may be wondering how is yoga related to enthusiasm? The word is actually synonymous to yoga, since yoga practice promotes living in the moment and developing awareness and focus. Over time, yoga practice can also help you deal with negative emotions and embrace positivity. What is the first thing you reach for when you wake up? It is your iPad or iPhone? Instead of relying on gadgets to bring you some sense of satisfaction or a form of distraction, performing yoga early in the work stokes your energy levels. Complemented with meditation, you can shift and direct your focus on life-nurturing thoughts and develop the knack to worry and instead work on becoming productive and effective — in all aspects of your life. In addition, yoga practice also promotes inner harmony and balance.
Why Is Enthusiasm Important?
Enthusiasm gives you the change to alter your happiness point. This is an important aspect that will help harness the power of the heart and mind to work together in perfect balance. When you learn to function — think, do and feel — in alignment, you will find that you can naturally live in a state of pure, unadulterated joy. Yoga, in its true essence teaches us that joy is indeed our birthright — something that we should rightfully claim.
Keep in mind that enthusiasm is not just about summoning the feeling of excitement. It is all about becoming truly inspired and inspiring people around you. Mediocrity is a strong enemy of enthusiasm. Through yoga, you will realize that having an ‘okay job that pays the bill‘ is not enough or ‘being a little overweight‘ is unacceptable. Mediocrity is allowing people, events and circumstance dictate your life — simply trudging on an fulfilling path. A lot of people, not even realizing it, live in a state of mediocrity.
It is important to realize that this is not a practice life you are living right now. There are no dress rehearsals or trial periods to speak of. This is your life. You need to do better than simply getting up and going through the motions. This is your life, make it happen! Live everyday full of enthusiasm.
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