Every day, we make thousands of choices that influence the way we live and the habits we build. Right now, you may think that you have a good understanding of the things you need to do to have a healthier lifestyle. The thing is, how do you start?
Sometimes, our minds, bodies, and spirits just need a reset. Maybe we’ve fallen into old habits or have been going through a difficult season of life that has left us physically, mentally, and emotionally drained. Without regular maintenance checks on your health and well-being, your mind and body will only be able to go so far.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “it feels good to help others”? Or maybe you’ve personally experienced that feeling? That feeling where selflessly helping another human being in need while sacrificing your own comfort or needs brings you emotional reward. This is called altruism.
If you’re a regular connoisseur of yoga or are still a beginner, I’m pretty sure we’d all agree that yoga can make a complete difference in our lives. And we’d be right. An outsider looking in may think that yoga is just speaking calming mantras or an exercise to make you lean and flexible. While these are small aspects of the art, yoga is so much more than that.
We are all naturally social beings. We need connection! Having a community, feeling like we belong, friends and family to engage with and rely on… these are what we need to thrive. Social connection brings comfort, eases stress and anxiety, and helps build strong relationships. Without it, our mental and emotional health would deteriorate.