“What you need is an acceptance of yourself as you are. You are like a seed ….
If seeds had goals, there wouldn’t be very many flowers.”
To practice yoga with genuine ‘ahimsa’, or non-violence, we must feel loving, nurturing and supportive towards ourselves. But many of us carry around a great deal of negativism about ourselves.
Caught in negativity
Typical negative self-beliefs we have are:
Jump off the hedonic treadmill
by Leonie Taylor
“Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.”
Edward de Bono
According to Dr Raj Persaud, Consultant Psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital in South London, presenter of All In The Mind on BBC Radio 4,
“To improve the quality of life and wellbeing in a population, you reduce the number of bad things.”
Yoga can prepare the pregnant woman, mentally and physically, for the changes in her body and her life, but it can also be a route to deeper introspection and self discovery.
Being pregnant for the first time was when I really found my yoga. I’d already been practising for several years and feeling the benefits physically, but the little miracle growing inside me opened up a stronger holistic connection.