Corn Chipotle Chowder
March 11, 2012
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
April 3, 2012

Rushing to Relax

We’ve all been here at some point feeling the anxiety, stress and constant chatter of our workd. We rush from one life to another, from one experience to the next. Imagine that every experience was peaceful without any judgment. This is possible but in order for this to happen you need to take your practice off your mat. We need to see clearly from Satya (truth). Cultivate awareness and when you’re running from one place to another take a look at how you feel, take a breath and enjoy life. Notice the sensation and the feeling, notice how many great people are in this world and smile. Don’t race to get places, leave earlier. Don’t run from yourself but rather settle with yourself. DO the things that only you know how to do. We look for a sense of peace so we usually turn towards our practice on the mat. Here are three things you can practice in your everyday life to cultivate awareness and gratitude.

  • Take 6 full breaths when you wake in the morning and feel your feet touch the earth for the very first time that day.
  • When you say hello, look that person in the eye.
  • Leave earlier. Allow more space for life to happen so you may enjoy all your experiences and interactions.