"Time is on my side, yes it is" - The Rolling Stones
"Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying 'I don't want to." - Lao Tzu, 6th Century BC Chinese Philosopher, Author of the Tao Te Ching and Founder of Taoism
"If you always say 'I don't have time' you may end up with too much of it on your hands." - Jackie Woodside, Conscious Living
Step 1: Become aware of what you do each day spend time on what serves you and your cause.
Time is not a manageable commodity. We are all given the same resource, the same 24/7. You cannot manage time. What you CAN manage is how you consciously chose to utilize time. on your desktop or a note pad, make a rough outline.
Step 2: objectively and lovingly notice It is often seen as more socially responsible to be busy.
Do you spend your time furthering your mission or keeping up with the Joneses? Follow the internal nudge you hear in quiet, alone time and send love to fear of failure and change
Step 3: What do you Like and Dislike?
Ever notice how some people have a short fuse or how others aren't bothered by what drives you crazy?! Situations and time periods are not stressful, you are responding to an external stimuli that you have labeled as a 'Dislike.' Notice after your reactions today what you like or dislike.
Step 4: 1 Minute of Quiet Time Start right now!
Don't worry about the idealized, quiet mind. you have 1,440 minutes each day, dedicate 1 to unplugging before serving others
When feeling uninspired, imagine how you will feel AFTER your yoga practice.
Here are a few amazing, post-practice comments to motivate you:
"I feel like I have more space on the inside" – Diana W. (Engineer)
"Even though I'm exhausted after work, I still need yoga to change gears and deactivate my mind" -Sam P. (Sales)
"Man! The world would be such a better place if everyone took this class!" -Susane C. (Accountant)
"This class was motivation for meditation!" - Linda R. (Office Manager)
"You really have to focus on breathing when you're standing on one foot" -Peter M. (Contractor)
"I love when Christina Robohm comes to lead yoga at my office! It always rejuvenates me for the afternoon!" -Stefanie R. (Pennsylvania DEP)
"Your class feels like I took a nap. A nap that stretched me a lot" – Rebecca J. (Insights, PeopleMetrics)
"Lucky me! I had a private yoga session with Christina this morning and all kinds of amazing things happened. Usually I'm very sensitive to extraneous noise, but somehow Christina enabled me to reach a point where I was able to block out everything except her voice. Also during savasana I actually felt like I was separate from my body. Hard to explain, but it was a most pleasant sensation. This has never happened to me before and I've been practicing for many years. Christina is so kind and gentle. I feel very safe with her." - Phyllis S. (Retired)
"Christina's classes were always the highlight of my week every time I do get to go. I've always loved yoga, but taking classes with her has definitely opened up my soul to a lot of things. During the time that I first started classes with Christina, I was fresh out of school and had a lot of figuring things out to do. I was in a place where I felt I had more questions than answers. Attending her class the two days a week helped me slow down my mind and focus on things one by one! It's amazing how the few classes I took really helped me relax and focus at the same time. It's weird to say, but I've definitely grown more as a person and understand things better, and I'm glad that her classes helped me do that! (Not to forget the awesome workout that it provided)" -Alma Al Farisi (Freelance Technical Designer)
The first Yoga Niyama is Sauca, meaning Cleanliness.
Outer cleanliness means keeping yourself clean and your life orderly and uncluttered. Inner cleanliness has as much to do with the healthy functioning of your bodily organs as with the clarity of your mind. Yoga postures tone your entire body and remove toxins while breathing practices cleanse your lungs, oxygenate your blood and purify your nerves. When you clear the clutter from your personal environment and your mind you are more able to remain focused and less distracted by outside stimulation.
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