Why practice mindfulness?

Why I practice mindfulness?

I am not a naturally positive person.  I used to focus on the bad, negative, and wrong.  I spent so much time worrying, ruminating and loads of time over planning.  I would get stuck in a story, a negative thought pattern and let it over run my mind.  I was always thinking of the next event, and not where I was in the moment and ended up feeling unbalanced.  I had some real low periods and would blame others for my problems.

Mindfulness had been on my radar for a while, but I wasn’t fully aware that it was just what I needed to help myself.  I was in a pretty low point, I spent the day at a mindfulness training, and that is when I really started to see how much I needed the practice.  From there, I started to make small daily changes, to practice mindfulness and begin to shift my thought patterns.  I could see how much this benefited not only me, but my partner almost immediately.  Because I was more aware of my negative thoughts and able to stop them, he wasn’t impacted by my bad moods.

Since then, I’ve really started to dive deeper into the practice, to try to imbed the breathing and awareness practices in my day to day life, and my teaching.  And it’s rewards are far and wide.  It’s not always perfect, I still get distracted, worried, over plan, but its more managable now, I don’t feel overwhelmed, and if I do, I’ve got a deep mindfulness tool box to draw from.

Join me for the next mindfulness and yoga based workshop.

Published by kellyannyoga

Yoga to me is a practice that allows you to feel as though you have had a workout and a massage at the same time. It both strengthens and soothes the body. On a deeper level it is a practice that allows you to get to know yourself and your body intimately. It is a time you give yourself to nourish your body and mind. I have been practicing and studying yoga for seven years. It brings me great satisfaction to share my practice and knowledge with others, so they too can benefit from Yoga as I have. Through Yoga you can become stronger, more flexible, and balanced in body and mind. As a student with YogaCampus I am deepening my knowledge and understanding of Yoga and all it encompasses. Yoga has much to offer and is most beneficial when it is tailored to your specific needs. As a runner I use Yoga to bring balance back to my body and stretch into tight areas. As a mother I used Yoga throughout my pregnancy to be more comfortable and allow me to have a natural birth without pain relief. I used Yoga post-natal to bring strength back to my body as well as heal aches and pains from carrying a baby. As a partner and friend I use yoga to be more patient, compassionate and understanding to those around me. I look forward to working with you to discover how Yoga can benefit your life.

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