A well-balanced life is a quality life, but perhaps not the easiest to maintain. Sure, we try to live a balanced lifestyle. We eat right, exercise, and treat ourselves to a spa treatment from time to time (or not). And, most of us aim to create enough time and energy for our work, friends, family, hobbies, social life, rest and play. Inevitably, though there are some very specific times in life when what we’ve always done no longer works, and we find ourselves searching for new sources of inspiration and a deeper sense of connection with what’s really important to us. It’s at these times that beginning a yoga practice can be the most beneficial.
Yoga helps to order our thoughts, balance emotions, and bring the mind, body, and spirit into perfect alignment. It also creates space for new possibilities and sets the groundwork for a life that is centered, soulful, passionate, and filled with purpose.
Literally translated, yoga means “union” (of the body, mind, spirit, and breath), and it helps to bring harmony and balance to every aspect of our lives. Yoga helps to keep us mindful of our true nature – allowing us to let go of what no longer serves us. And, it helps us live in the present moment, rather than dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. As a result, we laugh more frequently, love more easily, and live a better quality of life. Whatever your fitness level may be, there is a yoga style for you.
In a world where so much is expected, yoga helps us order our priorities and returns us to a place of peace. Yoga allows us to make our own needs as important as the needs of others, with the understanding that taking time to nurture our divine connection will make it easier to balance the distractions and commitments of everyday life. Finally, yoga helps us navigate life’s changes with ease and grace, and creates within us a nurturing environment for our spiritual growth and expansion. Are you ready to be in balance?
Lane Cobb, ACC, RYT is an Author, Speaker, and Integrative Life and Wellness Coach offering Private Yoga and Lifestyle Counseling at The Body Space in Columbia, MD. She can be reached at 443-756-8391 / Lane@LaneCobb.com / www.LaneCobb.com