We are meant for motion. Every joint is meant to move and our internal organs are always at work making sure the engine of our body is working well. We are organic beings made up of flesh and blood. Thus, we need to nourish our organism with air, healthy food and movement to perform at our optimal level.
With Yoga, together with its sister science Ayurveda, you can guarantee to have a full energy tank with quality fuel. Start or end your day with a Yoga practice and you will feel the difference in your energy level and sleep quality.
Another name for spirit could be simply stated as our mood. Do you feel happy and excited, or sad and angry? Can you guess which moods deplete your energy tank and which ones fill it up? However, the more important question is: Can you switch your mood from negative to positive? The answer is: Yes you can!
In Yoga, there is a common practice known as Gratitude. Gratitude helps you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. For a quick energy lift, sit and think about everything you are grateful for!
Surprisingly, our mind is the biggest energy sucker of the three. That is because it is in constant motion with thousands of thoughts to process. It can be on high alert (anxiety). It can take us on a trip into a dark hole (depression). And it can take us into a future that is scary and frightening (fear).
In Yoga, there is a concept called “taming the mind.” It is a process that takes inner strength, discipline and vigilance. But, its payoff is the largest because a free mind brings peace of mind. With a mind clear and free from negativity, you will find you have more energy to explore the good things that life offers. That creative exploration process will put quality fuel in your life force energy tank.