Learning to live a yoga life style can help you find peace within and become more Zen. Here is a brief guide to help you turn what you learnt during your yoga retreat into way of life.
How To Live A Yoga Lifestyle
Practice Mindful Eating
Eating nutritious meals mindfully is a way of being kind to your own body and mind. Yoga helps you develop kindness and compassion for yourself and others. If you are not ready to go completely vegan, try to increase your consumption of vegetables and other healthy food. At Nirbana Sri Lanka, we offer our guests healthy yet delicious meal options to help them start making mindful eating choices. Even after a week of eating mindfully, you will start to feel more energized, stronger and happier.
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This is perhaps the greatest gift of yoga. You can start to incorporate the breathing techniques that you practice during yoga sessions to other aspects of your life. For example, when you go for a stroll along the beach on your holiday, focus truly on your walk, the movements of your legs and breathe in the salty air purposefully. This will help you learn to be present in each moment and stop the constant worrying that leads to stress.
A Zen lifestyle does not call you to become lazy. But you don’t have to fill your day with an endless list of tasks. It is alright to leave certain tasks undone. Instead of multitasking, try to do things slowly with more attention to details and start enjoying even the mundane tasks. You can start this practice during your holiday in Sri Lanka. Instead of packing your itinerary with lots of things to do, pick a few activities that you would really enjoy. Take your time to linger over meals and drink in sunsets.