i hated it

beyond yoga breath mantra May 04, 2021

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” ~ Muhammad Ali

This quote is my regular reminder to keep moving through discomfort and pain. 

Training comes in a variety of forms - sure there is the physical training, but there’s also the daily mental training of life. Perhaps it's the difficult conversation you need to have with your partner, being assertive with your co-worker, making a tough decision, saying no, or even sitting in meditation while your mind screams at you in a tantrum. 

When you want to quit or hide, go to your breath. Inhale slowly and deeply, exhale smoothly and completely. Continue for at least 3 more breaths. Breathing in this way helps soothe your nervous system and slow your thoughts so you can have the courage and capacity to do the hard things. Click here for our One Simple Breath tutorial. 

To supercharge what your breath offers, give yourself a boost of confidence by adding mantra. It can be as simple as “I can do hard things” courtesy of Glennon Doyle, borrow from Muhammad Ali’s quote above, or write your own. The key is to repeat it frequently so you can access it when you need it. 

Finally, it helps to have support and accountability. If you’re looking for elevated mentorship as you press forward in your life training, consider our upcoming Course in Transformation: Attaining Self-Mastery. Using Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, we’ll teach you how to strengthen your inner compass, mind, and body so you can thrive in the training of life. 

You may even grow to crave the challenges, and seek them out, knowing you have the tools to keep on training. 



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