Stress. It happens to all of us. Yep, even yogis.
The key is to have your early detection system activated so you can recognize the stress and take action. Know your early warning signs - perhaps irritability, tension in your shoulders, poor sleep, digestive issues, eating too much sugar… take a moment and write down what you experience when you start to feel stressed.
Next, take action:
Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore or something you have to do. It can be a beautiful meditation where you’re fully connected with yourself and the present moment. Think about it… this food is what you’re putting into your body to nourish and sustain you.
It is energy.
Do you want to put rushed and frantic energy into your food, or do you want loving, calm and peaceful energy infused into it?
I’ve found that when I’m in a...
You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day.
Unless you're too busy; then sit for an hour.
I know it sounds like the perfect time to meditate, but it’s not.
Meditating when anxious can work, sort of, but it's very temporary, and often it’s just one big struggle keeping still (in mind & body).
That’s because when you’re stressed or anxious, you’re in fight-or-flight mode. Try closing your eyes, getting still, and focusing on your breath, or a mantra, or a visualization technique while your house is on fire.