mindful yoga

Bringing Mindfulness to your Yoga Mat

Staying focused on asanas can be difficult. Yoga is not just about adopting the poses. It’s about ensuring you are completely connected to the present moment as well. So it’s important to take some extra precautions to have a more mindful yoga.

“Mindfulness is the process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment.”

When it comes to practicing yoga, I have been the student who gets distracted easily. I often used to catch myself doing the complete wrong posture for a number of breaths. Forgetting to breathe and having tuned out on where to land my foot used to be the common mistakes I used to make on every session. But not anymore. I figured out some methods to refocus my concentration on myself to bring more mindfulness to my yoga session.

This article is all about how to eliminate your distractions and connect yourself to the present by bringing mindfulness to your yoga mat and show you the benefits of yoga and meditation.

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group meditation

Benefits of Group Meditation

Before talking about group meditation, also known as shared meditation, we need to ask you: When was the last time took some time for yourself? When was the last time you had the chance to create meaningful interactions? Have you considered how much time you spend talking to others online? Today interactions are defined by technology, is not a bad thing, unless that is the only type of interaction you get, and if that’s the case, meditating in groups can become a lifesaver.

We get the feeling we are connected, and in a way, we are. How many times do we check Twitter or Instagram? We are constantly searching for contact with others, but we tend to choose the digital connection because it seems easier and safer.

Even our attention span is shorter! We want things to be immediate; we close a web page if it doesn’t charge in 2 seconds and we just can’t stop scrolling on Facebook. Don’t you think we need a break? A time to truly connect with ourselves and others? If you do, then you must try group meditation.

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