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1-Minute Mindfulness Practice
Posted By Michelle Finerty On February 11, 2014 @ 10:08 am In Health & Wellness, Personal Growth, Yoga | 3 Comments
The cold winter months are a good time to delve within to decide where you want to invest our energy, what you want to hold onto, and what you want to let go. This is always a very exciting time for me because although every day is a chance for a new beginning, I love the energy around this time of year. Everyone is open to the possibility of change and the boundless opportunity found there. To keep the momentum going, it is important to stay connected to your goals , your inspiration, and your belief in yourself.
Over the past five years, I’ve made a huge lifestyle change by working on being more organized, less stressed, and living with intention and mindfulness.
My goal this year is to attend more yoga classes — as a yoga instructor and mother of two, it’s hard to take care of my own practice at times, and yet it’s the most necessary thing I should do in order to sustain myself to help others on their path. With this goal in mind, I found a class right away, made the proper preparations (I thought!), and in the midst of leaving the house, almost gave it all up because my 4-year-old son was having a meltdown; I hadn’t prepared him for the change in routine. Tuning into my breath to calm me and my intention of why I wanted to go to this class, I did persevere and arrived on time, albeit a little frazzled as I laid out my yoga mat.
By the end of the class, I felt more open, relaxed, and ready to face the world, and my son was happy to share his fun experience of playing with new kids and new toys in the childcare center of the fitness facility.
Yoga teaches us to live from a place of truth, called Satya  in Sanskrit, and encourages us to guide our lives with trust in our own wisdom. Taking the time to connect to your truth will lead you down the proper path to complete your goals. Just breathe, be gentle, and have fun!
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 stay connected to your goals: http://life.gaiam.com/article/10-tips-help-you-keep-your-new-year-s-resolution
 attend more yoga classes : http://blog.gaiam.com/7-steps-to-set-your-yoga-practice-up-for-success-in-2014/
 Satya: http://www.yogajournal.com/wisdom/669
 8 Ways to Keep Your Resolutions: http://blog.gaiam.com/8-ways-to-keep-your-resolutions-this-year/
 Yoga for All Seasons: Winter: http://blog.gaiam.com/yoga-for-all-seasons-winter/
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