For me, equanimity is a mind quality that we are encouraged to experiment with not only during our yoga practice (on the mat) but also after our practice (off the mat) when we interact with the world. What is an equanimous mind?
An equanimous mind is one that values all mind/body states equally without the judgements and the labels of "good and bad", "right and wrong", etc.. Equanimity is all about the balance of opposites, vigilant re-alignment of body/mind/spirit, and letting go of the Ego and judgements.
Merriam-Webster says that equanimity is evenness of mind, especially under stress; balance.
Wikipedia says that equanimity is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by exper...
Tree pose can teach us so much. It allows us to experience grace in uncertainty. It teaches us (physically), how to root down in order to rise up, and using a mental image of a tree can help us become more tree-like.
Want to try this pose?
Start in Mountain Pose (Tadasana) with both feet solidly rooted, weight evenly distributed through all four corners of both feet, feet hip-distance apart and all of your joints stacked from the feet on up.
Think of pouring all of the energy from one leg into the other and mindfully take one foot off of the floor.
Find a focal point for your gaze (drishti). A laser-like focus of the gaze can really help with focusing your attention and being fully present; making balance easier.
It means that you can not always control the landscape of your life and/or other people’s actions, but you CAN always control your response. You can learn to become more resilient. You can learn ways to re-balance, re-center, re-focus yourself anytime. Resilience and Stress Resistance can be trained and improved.
My Vision, Mission and Brand (GAUYAFIT) are all focused on helping people, Midlifers (50 ish years of age) develop skills and practices which improve their ability to, "Surf the waves of live." In these turbulent times, it is easy to get overwhelmed, overstressed, anxious and depressed. Most of us have experienced many life-altering challenges by this point in life. We have had health challenges, financial challenges, marita...
-Focus you attention on your breathing. Breathe in fully through your nose and out through your mouth. When exhaling through your mouth, let out an audible sigh or “Ahhhh’.
-Close your eyes and silently repeat to yourself, “So” as you inhale through your nose and “Hahm” as you exhale through your nose.
-Place several drops of an essential oil or essential oil blend on the inside of your wrists, on your upper chest and under your nose and breathe in the aroma (Aromatherapy). Good oils to use are Young Living Essential Oils which are extremely pure produced using methods that render the oils with optimize effectiveness. Examples of oils to try: Peace & Calming, Tranquil, Stress Away, JOY, Lavender, Chamomile or Rose.