HOW YOGA CONNECTS YOU WITH YOUR PASSION

Prairie Yogi Keith Macpherson connects to his passion of music and songwriting through his yoga practice. Have you ever been to one of his musical classes at Moksha Yoga?
When I'm deep into my practice, I'll start thinking about the things I really love. I'm not talking about people- I'm talking about passions. The things that make you feel alive and connected. For me, it's painting, photography and travel. For some, it could be music or gardening or dancing. Sometimes I'll get a wave of guilt wash over me, a gentle reminder that I should make more time in my life for the things that I'm passionate about- the things that make me feel connected.

HERE ARE 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU DISCOVER YOUR PASSIONS WHILE PRACTICING YOUR PRANAYAMA:

1. LISTEN
Listen to what your heart is telling you. Thoughts, both conscious and subconscious, stream through your mind during your practice. Listen attentively to what you hear. These messages are very important!

2. ACKNOWLEDGE
Stop and acknowledge these messages. Don't let them be swept away in the bliss of your practice... which brings me to...

3. REMEMBER
It's easy to get caught up in your practice. Thoughts bounce around and there is a lot to take in in one class. If you make a point of remembering when something important, like a passion or creative outlet comes up, make a mental note!

4. TAKE ACTION + EXPLORE
After your class, write down what you have discovered- or in some cases, rediscovered. Find some time in the next few days to allow yourself to explore your passion, new or old. Pick up a paint brush, join a dance class, try pottery lessons or bake some ayurveda cookies!

5. BE GRATEFUL
It's important to be grateful for things that bring you joy in your life and more importantly share those gifts with the people that you love.


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