In the age of technology we are bombarded daily with advertisements and excessive email blasts. Iphones are glued to our hands as we Tweet, read Facebook status's and look at Instagram photos of people we hardly know. We are constantly told what new fashion trends are happening for the season, the fad diet that will get us into our best bikini body, and what coupons will get us discounts on the trendy restaurant in town. With technology and material items cluttering up our lives we have little room to breath and clear our minds. If we let go of what no longer serves us and open up the possibility for more space, we will be able to introduce new things into our lives. YES!!!!
I can get easily overwhelmed and feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders when my life is full of clutter. When this happens, I immediately want to shed away all of the negative and bring in positive. I try to let go of material items, clean my living space, and make an effort to
have a daily yoga practice.
I spend a lot of time trying to find new ways to create space in my yoga practice whether its in my mind or in my body. When I'm in a particular posture, I use my body as a guide to explore new ways to breath deeper. Expansion and breath awareness brings me to a place where I can feel less cluttered and open to receive new things. Ideas, emotions, and new human interactions are much more available to me with an open mind and open heart.
By Lauren Cap
Lauren Cap is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She is a full time yoga instructor and health and wellness blogger/writer. Lauren’s passions are: writing, singing, the beach, yoga, family, friends, NYC, Broadway, traveling, being around people who make me laugh...and many more.
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