Realign Your Balance
BY ANNIE MOORE
Live a life that is well balnced; don't do things in excess
I was born under the star sign of Libra, these are the scales that represent balance. Whether it’s in my DNA or in my signage I have always had a desire to live a balanced life.
As a teacher and therapist I understand and am constantly reminded that what works for some people does not necessarily work for others; perhaps one person’s idea of balance may not represent anything the slightest bit balanced from another person’s perception.
But what I have learnt over the years is that for me balance essentially comes from Awareness, Calmness and Control if you can master these elements you are on the right path.
In my view balance is about maintaining a certain amount of control over your life. Being able to make your own decisions for the good of others. Doing things in moderation. Feeling that your mind and body and emotions are working in harmony and that you feel calm, grounded, clear headed and motivated most of the time.
How do you find your balance?
My take on finding balance is that first we need to recognise that within us we have the ability to follow two different elements in order to lead a truly balanced life.
1. External element – This relates to how you focus on external things; your family, work, relationships, social life and fun.
2. Internal element – This is where your attention is drawn inward to what is going on inside your heart, mind and health.
What tends to happen is that you may fall into one or other of these camps, for instance you may find that you spend so much time being self-reflective that you sometimes miss out on the experience of living.
Or you may be fairly balanced between the two but might want to balance out some specific areas within each element.
Here are a few steps that may just help you start to get your life aligned:
Be honest with yourself - Take some time to really look at your life, your state of mind, and how you’re feeling, notice the areas of your life that you’re neglecting or that aren't working for you.
Aim to be true to yourself - What is the most important thing you’ve accomplished in your life so far? How did you stay focused? How did you handle your fears, doubts, anxieties, worries, and negative self-talk? How does it feel to know that you achieved your aim in spite of those hindrances? Write it down.
Stick to your plan – Tap into your inner resilience this will keep you on a positive path and help ward off any fears, worries, doubts and negative self-talk. Make a list of things you might say to yourself to push you off track. Then make another list with positive statements and goals to keep you on track.
Connect with another – Look for a person or tactic you can use to keep yourself supported, motivated, and focused for when the going gets tough. Connect and share your inner process with someone, who can help you challenge your inner fears, and celebrate your achievements.
Make sure you look at all aspects of your life to decide where your imbalances are surfacing. Then seek help and support from wellness advice, yoga therapy and exercise programmes, mindfulness and meditation. Choosing any of these disciplines will give you the strength and resilience to realign yourself, so you can lead a more balanced life.
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Yin Yang Yoga classes focus on relaxing (Yin) and strengthening (Yang). The practice will seek to bring your body, mind and spirit into balance. Through the Yang part we focus on the physical aspect of strengthening, extending and toning the muscles and the Yin part focuses on relaxing and restoring, so the mind can then completely release and let go of any stress and tension.
Yin Yang Yogaflow Online Classes - Every Monday and Thursday 8.30 - 9.45am
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