How often do you experience who you are, and how you are, free of distractions and mental turmoil?
This ability, skill or however we refer to it, is available to us all. It is our right and human heritage to be able to experience who we are. Except, it seems that our present culture/society does not seem to show us, or help us see and develop this ability to experience ourselves free of distractions. This capacity we have is important. The benefits of exercising this ability are many, but unfortunantly appreciation and knowledge of this are hidden to most. People who meditate, or those who practice yoga for example, end up finding and appreciating this human feature.
One way to start to explore this is to attend a yoga class where the awareness and ability to concentrate and shift your awareness will be developed. In time you might start practicing yoga/relaxation/meditation at home.
These sorts of practices have a couple of effects, the immediate one during practice, and the accumulative one which is even more applicable for those who practice regularly. There is also the fading after affect of a sessions. I have had several students tell me just comming to class once a week has a positive effect on their week following and a destressing effect during.
The benefits are;
- an unfolding and increasing ability to be find and experience relaxation and calmer sense of being
- ability to switch into and maintain a calm/relaxed state
- improved body condition – strength, flexibility and muscle tone
- well being
- improved breathing
- healthier states of mind
- self understanding
- self control
- self mastery
- … and many others as well
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