“The material body has a practical reality that is accessible. It is here and now, and we can do something with it. However, we must not forget that the innermost part of our being is also trying to help us. It wants to come out to the surface and express itself.” BKS Iyengar, December 14, 1918 – August 20, 2014.
Love taught me everything I know, everything I know
Sometimes you keep it near, sometimes you let go
We’ve officially crossed to the phase of life where comfort is not only the first but perhaps the only priority. These flip flops are like walking barefoot on yoga mats while soft cotton fabric hugs across your feet. Because that’s exactly what’s happening.
The thing is, none of us are completely immune to mental health issues like depression. Some may be more susceptible due to genetics or environment or upbringing, but no one is immune. We all have to work at our mental health a little bit, every day, just like we try to eat well and exercise.
Many believe there are ways we can use our natural strengths to improve our overall happiness, and this theory is the foundation that positive psychology is built upon. Positive psychology isn’t something that’s only relevant to people who deal with mental illness, it’s relevant to us all.
Today is International Youth Day and this year the focus is on mental health. Today’s Om Weekly talks about how you can use flow activities to boost your overall happiness and thereby strengthen and fortify your mental health. Check it out/pass it along.
nice fox don’t dance on the oyster shells
One of my favorite things about this practice is the infinite opportunities there are to explore yourself via your body’s movements. With so many asanas, there’s a lot to learn.
If I had to sum up my personal style in one sentence it would be: “trying just hard enough to never look like she’s trying…to be comfortable.” Thanks Everlane v-neck tees for accomplishing this and being soo soft.
Referral link if that’s what you’re into: https://www.everlane.com/r/kellybarrett