Do you worry? Do your problems feel like they are taking over your life at times? In the short term, worrying makes the brain feel good- at least you’re doing something about your problems! But long term worry results in stress which can wreak havoc on our body and mind. Incorporating mediation into your yoga practice can work to eradicate your worries
In a quiet moment, try asking yourself ‘what am I grateful for?’ Even just searching through the positive aspects in your life for gratitude boosts the neurotransmitter dopamine, in a similar way to antidepressants.
Then, label any negative feelings that often arise. You may start to notice a pattern; negativity comes up with certain people or at certain times during your day. Putting them in their place begins with understanding why these negative and stressful thoughts arise.
Next, make that decision! Lingering worries and fears about change can drag us down. Commit to solving a piece of the problem by coming to a conclusion and stick with your decision!
Finally, make a connection with others. Hug someone. As humans, we thrive on touch and connection.