I’ve started yoga practice about two years ago. It wasn’t easy and natural at the beginning but over time it became part of the weekly routine and now I can’t think of my life without it! While I practice it I reach a conscious state of unity between mind and body; a full, grounded presence that elevates me to a higher dimension. Those simple actions convey spiritual meaning to my actuality and leave me energized and ready for the rest of the day.
For me one of the best ways to center myself is going for a walk with my dog. I’ve found my perfect match in him and we were meant for each other! So it is deeply relaxing and satisfying to witness him browsing and sniffing around the streets in full enthusiasm. Participating to that joy allows me to take a break from the rest of the world, while still being present and enjoying a higher level of connection with him and within myself as well.
I would like to share the greatest daily practice I’ve adopted in my life: writing in a gratitude journal every night before I go to sleep. For the last six years this has been a part of my evening routine. No matter how bad my day has been, there are always so many things to be grateful for. And you know what? I very rarely have bad days anymore! It’s been amazing to witness how the practice of gratitude fosters more and more experiences to be grateful for. The mere acknowledgement of it really can do wonders for your state of being. Finding the positive side of everything makes the not-so-great stuff pass by more easily. They say that “gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others,” and I wholeheartedly agree.