I just love that quote!!! So true…when we are on our yoga mats we are thinking positive, healing, profound thoughts that we hope will follow us off the mat and into our everyday life. Since starting my yoga journey, I have definitely benefitted from my practice. I do feel calmer and more centered, but I also have had the summer off so I’m sure that is part of it too. Here are some thoughts that I try to carry off the mat.
*ALWAYS MAKE TIME FOR SELF-CARE…YOU CANNOT POUR FROM AN EMPTY CUP.
*JUST BECAUSE OTHERS ARE COMPLAINING OR SEEING EVERYTHING WITH A NEGATIVE MINDSET DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THEIR LEAN. IF YOU ARE AT PEACE, GO WITH IT AND SEE JOY IN ALL SITUATIONS.
*I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS ONE ALL SUMMER. WHENEVER I WOULD SEE SOMETHING THAT ANGERED ME OR BOTHERED ME, INSTEAD OF THINKING OR SAYING A JUDGMENTAL THOUGHT, I TRIED TO SEE THE GOOD IN THE SITUATION OR HAVE EMPATHY FOR THE PERSON OR PEOPLE.
*THIS HAS BEEN PHRASED IN DIFFERENT WAYS…ANOTHER QUOTE THAT IS SIMILAR TO THIS IS ENERGY FLOWS WHERE YOUR ATTENTION GOES. IF YOU THINK POSITIVE, JOYFUL THOUGHTS… THAT IS WHAT YOU’LL MANIFEST. IF YOU THINK NEGATIVE, JUDGMENTAL THOUGHTS, THAT IS WHAT YOU’LL MANIFEST.
When I’m at my yoga classes, this is the beautiful mat that I use. I just got it and I LOVE It. It is a Yohola cork mat. Talk about no slipping!!! I sweat a lot even though it’s not hot yoga and my hands DO NOT SLIP!!! It is so great. This company is in South Carolina and they have a green, sustainable business with great products. This is the design that I got on my mat, but there are others to choose from. There are also mats with no design and there are different thicknesses and types to choose from. I got an Aura mat, but I emailed them because I wasn’t sure if it was the right one for me because my hands sweat so much. They got back to me with a recommendation. If these seem like the mats for you, click here (affiliate link) to explore the wonderful world of Yohola Yoga. You receive a 10% discount with this link:)
If you order a mat, have a mat you love, practice on the grass…no matter how you yoga, I hope that you live your life off the mat with all the joy, calm, love and focus that you have on your mat.