Sadly, anxiety abounds these days in the US, and it's safe to say in much of the rest of the world. For many it's acutely heightened by political tensions and uncertainty in the moment. For others of us, it's just a daily struggle. Fortunately for all of us, we do have the refuge of meditation and yoga to help us take care of the one thing over which we do have a chance at exercising some control in this world: our state of mind.
Hey y'all, it's #FreeVideoFriday time again! In keeping with our focus this week on our goal setting and achievement practices, I offer up for your viewing and practicing pleasure a free peek at something that's absolutely vital to staying focused and clear as we work on our goals: a morning ritual. That's why we love, love, love Sara Crawford's Morning Ritual - 4 Part Purification Pranayama. Check it out for yourself for free this week only, and thereafter it's available 24/7 on myMOJO.tv for members only. Enjoy!
That's right, yoga gave me a better butt. I say this not merely in reference to my much stronger physique from yoga, though that is a lovely perk. Rather, I'm referring to the trade I made with yoga that turned out to be one of the best deals of my life. I offered up the butts of my smoking habit to yoga and not only did it happily accept my offering, but also gave me, among many other wonderful things, that better butt in return. I've spoken briefly of my success with smoking cessation through yoga, but I feel compelled to write about it in more detail at the moment. Perhaps I can share something that will be useful to my fellow smoking cessation warriors out there.