The mind can be full of chatter and it can be very difficult to control. In the Bhagawad Gita, Arjuna says to Lord Krishna – “The mind is very restless, turbulent, strong and obstinate, O Krishna. It appears to me that it is more difficult to control than the wind.“
Our mind can trick us into believing many things including who we are. Society has expectations about who we are, we have our own aspirations about who we want to become, and consequently, we can be disillusioned with who we are and our true purpose.
The simple solution begins with stilling the mind and here’s where Yoga comes in. The ultimate goal of Yoga is Citta, Vritti, Nirodaha, which translates into stilling the changing the state of mind. This helps stops the noise in the head and clear the clutter. But the magic begins after that. The moment the noise stops in your head, the understanding of who we are becomes clearer.
In the path of meditation, beginning with observing and controlling your breath will be tough and will have multiple interruptions. You being too busy to meditate is the most common of them all. It’s all about prioritizing. Initially prioritizing meditation over the Netflix movie might seem painful. Every cell in your body will prefer short-term gratification of the Netflix movie over meditating.
As human beings, we seem to be extremely quick and good at adapting things, thoughts, and habits, which aren’t good for us, and at times taking things to an extreme. For instance, alcohol, food, and procrastination. We know excess of these isn’t good for us. Yet, we indulge in these and find them hard to…Keep reading
Prioritize meditation today. If you are not sure how to begin, begin with the following 3 simple breathing exercises
One of the key things for beginners is to get regular with a Yoga practice. As a beginner, I struggled to be consistent with my Yoga practice. One of the things that helped me stay regular is taking a few steps, a few asanas at a time. We all tend to have busy schedules and …