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10 Benefits You Will Feel Immediately if You Include Yoga in Your Daily Schedule

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If you’re someone who has been practicing yoga for a while now, you are well-aware of the reward this ancient practice bestows. Yoga influences and transforms our overall lifestyle and well-being. If the art is new to you, then you can feel its benefits after just a single session. The art provides immense advancements after even an hour session, so imagine how it would help us if we started living the yogic way.

Living in a yogic way doesn’t mean you have to practice abstinence. It’s about following certain rituals to follow the idealistic lifestyle in the modern world. From waking up with the sun to going to sleep on time, by making a few changes, you’d be all set to experience the change.

Here is the list of benefits you feel if you include yoga in your daily schedule:

1. Stabilizes Emotions

Emotions have the potential to impact our mental wellbeing, and with yoga, one can bring positivity into their life and help with your moods. 

The practice of asanas, pranayama, and meditation helps our brain boosts happy hormones along producing oxytocin, helping to improve emotional and mental health. By practicing yoga regularly, you can experience greater happiness and peace of mind.

2. Benefits Relationships

Yoga helps to keep you grounded and bring awareness of self, people, and the environment. The practice teaches you to let go of your ego, allowing a better and deeper connection with others. The practice benefits your relationships, making you value them more and helping you feel fuller and peaceful.

3. Improvement in Focus

Yoga is the ideal practice to enhance focus and improve concentration because it makes you stay in the present moment. Yoga improves memory, coordination, and senses of focus. We often feel that our mind wonders, so incorporating yoga into your daily routine will make you feel less distracted and sharpen the mind.

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

4. Better Sleep

Our lifestyle and sleeping habits are one of the biggest reasons for us feeling lethargic all day. Yoga exercises strengthen your muscles and also release tension, making us feel relaxed. This helps with better and more restful sleep, curbs insomnia, and lets you experience the feeling of lightness throughout the body and mind.

5. Relief from Body Aches

Yoga can and will help you to find relief to body aches. Consistently practicing yoga enhances the functionality of the body that stretches and strengthens the muscles along with releasing pain. Yoga relieves strain, eases tightness, and makes you feel relaxed.

6. Builds Self-Confidence

Having confidence seems to be a simple concept, but for many, it is complex and tough. People seek perfection instead of accepting their flaws and celebrating their uniqueness. The practice of yoga brings awareness and leads you to self-acceptance, making you love yourself. This boosts self-confidence and makes you stand tall and strong in the world.

7. Corrects Posture and Balance

Hunching over smartphones to staring at a computer screen all day takes a toll on our back and spine, making it impossible to have perfect posture in modern times. Yoga stretches the muscles surrounding the joints and relieves the discomfort. The practice improves our balance and corrects our posture.

8. More Disciplinary Life

Yoga is a disciplinary practice, and when we perform it daily, it imbibes similar features into our lives. When we start practicing certain rituals, our mind and body get trained similarly, and we perform everything better. This brings about a change in our lifestyle, making it better and healthier.

“Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.” – Baxter Bell

9. Promotes Self-Care 

The fast-paced lifestyle of today leaves us no time for ‘me time’ or to take care of ourselves. The restorative practice of yoga makes us aware of our true self and makes us present and mindful. It helps us with making conscious decisions to make time out to actively participate in self-care rituals. The more we practice, the better we feel.

10. Relaxed and Stress free Body and Mind

As mentioned, the lifestyle we have chosen for self is encircled with stress and opens the pathway for a lot of health issues, mainly the modern-day ailments. With yoga, you can induce relaxing filler in yourself that relieves stress, releases tension, and helps us to keep all the agitations at bay. Yoga is beautiful, and it knows what we need so it facilitates the same.

Benefits of yoga are endless. With every day practice, you work on building a healthy and happier life for yourself. 

Do you practice the art of yoga? If you do, please share your favorite reasons why you practice it below!

Bipin Baloni is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He organizes 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal. Bipin Baloni conducts Ayurveda Courses in India. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature, Himalayas and Trekking in India.

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Don’t Want To Feel Like A Failure Anymore? Stop Doing These 6 Things

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It’s pretty annoying isn’t it? All those great and accomplished people telling you that FAILURE is a necessity on your way to success. Yeah, that’s easy for them to say; they’re already ‘on the other side’! You on the other hand, are still struggling all day everyday to get your business lifted off the ground and are really not that sure if you’re indeed going to make it.

There’s that little voice in your head that keeps telling you that you don’t have the stuff to make it all happen. Not now and not ever. You feel like a failure…it’s holding you back and you don’t know how to deal with it. Well you could do yourself a favor and start dealing with it by doing the following things:

1. Stop Denying You Feel Like A Failure

Telling yourself things are going great when they’re not is one of the biggest, though most useless, coping mechanisms human beings deploy in rough times. Common denial signals among entrepreneurs: trying to regain more control by working even more hours and on the other side compensating this by letting go of all this control by partying and drinking way too hard.

What you’re doing is denying yourself the opportunity to actually feel what’s going on and acknowledge the problem; that both you and your business are in a bad place. Without acknowledging it, it’ll be pretty difficult to actually STOP feeling it. And remember, just because you feel like a failure, this does not mean that you indeed ARE a failure!

2. Stop Making It Bigger Than it Really Is

This is one of those other ‘fun’ things human beings do; we blow things way out of proportion in our heads! In business, when you lose that big client you’ve been working on for weeks, it feels like it’s the end of the world. You start doubting yourself, your strategy, your entire business model right up to the point where you barely sleep because you’re working on pivoting the whole thing.

But what if that customer simply didn’t have the money to go for your service anyway? Or what if they just decided to go for someone who is cheaper but who offers less quality? Does that mean there’s something wrong with YOU? Or that this was the ONLY customer out there and that you’re now doomed forever?

Of course not, it simply means that THIS CUSTOMER wasn’t a match. It’s a bit like dating actually…So if you take this into consideration, could it be that you just feel like a failure instead of really not succeeding in that what you want to at this point in time?

3. Stop Thinking You’re The Only One Who Feels Like This

You’re not! With the possible exception of the true sociopaths, that feeling you’re feeling is very normal to EVERYONE. It might not seem like it on the outside – because people don’t like to acknowledge this remember – but I can guarantee you that it’s true. But unlike 99% of the world’s population, YOU’RE not going to let this feeling stop you in your tracks. Are you?

4. Stop Thinking You’re Supposed To Be Superhuman

In fact, it’s very likely that you’re already doing, learning and succeeding at WAY more than most other people are. But for entrepreneurs, somehow, that never seems to be enough. You don’t just want to be successful after a few years of hard work (which is normal). You want to be successful after only a few months. Because you’re special…or at least you think you are…

Well, here’s the truth: you ARE special! But…it’s just not very likely that you’re one of those – very very rare – entrepreneurial superstars that – seemingly – just added some hot water and got instant business success as a result.

5. Stop Being So Incredibly Stubborn

Entrepreneurs are stubborn…almost by default. It’s what makes them push forward in the hardest of times. But…if you’re not doing the right things right you might just be hammering a square peg through a round hole. Which will only add to that frustrated feeling you’re already having. So why not stop being so stubborn for a moment, stop hammering away on that what obviously is not working and ask for help?

No matter who you ask – a business mentor or coach, a befriended entrepreneur – someone with a neutral perspective on you and our business will be very likely to see what’s going on with a lot more clarity than you can and can guide you to a place that will feel a whole lot more comfortable.

6. Stop Being Afraid Of Failure

I know, I know, you’ve heard this a million times before and you wouldn’t be in this pickle if you could do this. Right? I’m right there with ya!

But, if you get really rational about it, what’s the worst that could happen?

  • You might have to get a ‘real’ job for a while and start over on the side;
  • You might not be able to afford your rent anymore…but with Airbnb on the 1 hand and couchsurfing on the other, you should be able to work it out somehow;
  • You’ll have all the more experience to start over a whole lot faster;
  • You’ll be no less respected by anyone because it’s clear you gave it your all;
  • In a few years, when you’re an established and supersuccessful entrepreneur you’ll also have a cool failure story to tell;
  • None of your limbs will fall off;

Now that’s not too bad for a plan B is it? Failure is such a negative word. And the associated feeling is terrible and numbing. But really…how is giving it your all and not succeeding really the same as failing? Shouldn’t the definition of failure not be along the lines of ‘not even trying’ or ‘giving up when it gets hard’?

In other words: stop beating yourself up over this!

There’s really no need to feel like a failure at all because you’re sticking your neck out, you’re trying to make a difference and you’re still moving upward on that treacherous entrepreneurial mountain.

And that…is what success REALLY is.

Those Who Failed Their Way To Success

Quotes To Live By:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Richard Yates

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” – J.M. Barrie

“Success is stumbling form failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill

“Don’t let success go to your head and failure to your heart” – Will Smith

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