Thanks to my friend and person extraordinaire, Tricia Stevens of www.triciastevensyoga.com, I’m sharing with you another blog post today on yoga and relationships, from yoganonymous.
But before sharing it, I wanted to add my thoughts…
What I love most about yoga, and what I find particularly relevant about relationships, is that it is about being present in your own body. The same is true for mindfulness meditation and other forms of body-mind practices.
What does this have to do with relationships?
Because partners often lose each other only after they’ve lost themselves. We live in a world in which we are encouraged to lose ourselves.
The pressures of life, being “productive,” and taking care of the little and big things around us, coupled with the distractions from every corner, pull us away from our true felt emotional experiences.
We are pulled out of our bodies and our minds are often on overdrive.
Activities like yoga and mindfulness practices can teach you to get back to yourself, physically and emotionally, which is what’s most important.
It’s all about integration.
Dr. Dan Siegel discusses integration as the one cornerstone of mental health. When our separate experiences – emotional, cognitive, physical, etc. become connected – he likens it to the sound of a choir: harmonious and in flow.
When we can integrate our experiences as individuals, we can do that in our relationships.
As a result, we have happier and healthier partnerships, families, and a better world.
Yoga is a great place to start!
Check out www.triciastevensyoga.com to learn more about Tricia and her work.
And, as promised, thanks to Trish, here’s that great post on yoga and relationships: http://yoganonymous.com/what-7-yoga-poses-will-teach-you-about-your-relationship/
Namaste, and Cheers to your best relationship,