Did you know that without realising it, you unconsciously fill your days with so much stress and anxiety that you don't end up living your life to its full potential? All these worries in turn, end up killing your spirit and subduing your beautiful soul, preventing it from shining like it should! There are too many things to blame for this, right from the stress of busy lifestyles to the fact that there's no time to take care of the body, mind and soul. But, there's no need to despair. At Ashiyana Yoga, we believe that any one can experience natural healing just by making a few simple modifications in everyday life. Once you embark on this healing journey, you will actually feel a sea of change in the quality of your life, leaving you feeling happier, healthier and wholesome! So, let's begin this journey right away!
Yes, all you yoga-lovers must already know this, but it can't be said often enough - yoga is a wonderful step in the journey of self-healing. Yoga benefits you in more ways than one and in more ways than you can imagine. First up, it stretches your muscles and improves your blood circulation, making you feel physically relaxed and rejuvenated. Apart from that, according to studies, regular practice of yoga fills you with happiness and positivity by increasing your serotonin levels and reducing your anxiety. So, pick the yoga type that suits you best and don't skip your yoga practice everyday!
Magic of Meditation:
If an hour of absolute quiet, stillness of body and mind and lack of buzzing thoughts don't calm your nerves, then we don't know what will! The act of meditation has been scientifically proven to reduce your blood pressure levels, which in turn rids you of anxiety and stress. Research even says that meditation causes a heightened activity in your left prefrontal cortex, which is associated with greater levels of happiness. Even if you meditate for just a few minutes a day, it will make a world of difference to your soul by giving you the clarity, peace of mind and the serenity you always wanted. No wonder, meditation is a perfect self-healing activity.
When was the last time you expressed yourself creatively? There are tons of research papers and studies that emphasise on the need to have a creative outlet for all your pent-up emotions. This becomes all the more important, if you are facing a burnout in life and are looking for a natural way to heal yourself. Pursuing a creative hobby like writing, painting, singing, dancing or just about any activity which lets you create something of your own, is the most effective way to purge your soul. It helps you bring your innermost feelings to the fore in the form of your art or creation and lets it out of your system. This is like a mental detox for your inner self. The moment you put your heart and soul into making something, you begin healing yourself. So, pull out those canvases, dust that old diary of yours and and sing like no one's watching - you are definitely on the most fun path to healing.
Love yourself! Sounds simple, doesn't it? But you know it better than anyone how hard it is for you to just go through a single day without experiencing a sense of self-loathing or disappointment. So, while it may take a long time for you to overcome your constant need to find flaws in yourself and love yourself completely, you can take baby steps in that direction by pampering and indulging yourself everyday. If you had to make someone feel good, how would you treat them? You would go all out to make them feel special, right? Then, why don't you try doing it to yourself, for a change! Be kind to yourself, forgive yourself and most of all, acknowledge the fact that you are a beautiful and unique individual who is worthy of respect, love and happiness. You can start loving yourself by doing something as simple as making time for yourself, spending a day reading, getting a massage , eating your favourite food, buying something nice for yourself and most importantly, spending time with you and your thoughts. Because, the more you learn to understand yourself, the more you will love what you see!
What better way to experience all of the above steps of self-healing than by heading off on a getaway to the beautiful beach paradise of Goa? Ashiyana Yoga located on the tranquil and stunning Mandrem beach, North of Goa lets you experience the beauty of discovering yourself through a holistic way of life. Leave your worries behind and embark on a healing journey by signing up for Ashiyana Yoga's 'Healing Journeys' retreat.