5 reasons to start your sadhana

Sadhana is daily spiritual practice. A sadhana can include asana practice, a kriya of Kundalini yoga, mantra meditation, silent meditation, prayer, journaling or something that is meaningful to you and takes you within.

Establishing a regular sadhana takes some effort and a lot of self-discipline. But it’s highly beneficial and that is why:

  1. You awaken your body, tune up your nervous system and generate energy for the upcoming day. The vessel of your physical body is ready to serve you the best way possible throughout the day.
  2. In the quiet morning hours, while your mind is not yet distracted by miriads of different things (and most probably your family are still sleeping), you can hear the voice of your inner wisdom better. This is the best way to start your day consciously.
  3. This is the perfect time to set your intentions and the use the generated energy to make steps towards your goals.
  4. You develop your willpower, stamina and character by doing your sadhana regularly.
  5. You will learn that you’re capable of doing much more than you ever thought!

Do you have a regular yoga routine? Or are you trying to start one?

Honestly, it’s hard to start doing regular as a beginner. That’s why it’s really great to attend some group classes to receive group support and get motivated. You can learn more about my online classes here https://manko.yoga/kundalini-classes-online/

Come and see if it works for you!

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How I deal with stress

How are you doing guys? How do you feel about the current situation? I will share my experience below 👇💜

To tell you the truth, I am not stressed about the current situation. On the contrary, I feel somehow relieved and happy, cause now I have plenty of time to do the things I didn’t have time for before.

My opinion about the current changes in the world is this: yes, the situation is complicated, and very soon radical changes are going to happen in all the aspects of life. However, I cannot influence these bigger changes, so I choose to keep calm and be ready to act when I need to.

⠀ So what can we do right now?

First and foremost, take care about yourself:
✔️Take all the necessary precautions. There is lots of information online. Just do it to protect yourself and others.

✔️Be conscious about your information intake. Yes, the situation is serious. But spending too much time on social media, reading all the same bad news, reposting it and discussing with friends, just magnifies panic and fear.
So try to reduce your time on social media. Perhaps, make a rule to check it 1-2 times a day.

✔️My favourite! Bring your awareness back into the body! Do what you like the most: dance, exercise, yoga, qigong. Conscious movement helps you release stress from the body, get happy and calm down the mind.

✔️Express your emotions, don’t suppress! For example, I write down all my worries, if I’m anxious. I cry, if I want to cry. I do fists of anger from Kundalini yoga, if I am angry and cannot do anything constructive. Dance. Draw your pain. Sing about your sorrows.

✔️Meditate and cultivate the neutral mind. By the way, meditation also helps to stay present and appreciate the small things in our life, like a cup of tea, a blow of wind, a blossoming flower.

✔️And this brings us to the practice of gratitude. Take a few minutes to remember the good things in your life and feel gratitude in the heart. Vibration of gratitude takes us from victim mentality to the realization that we’re the creators of our own life.

✔️Do the things that you never had time for. Any books you wanted to read? Educational courses? Maybe creative projects? What is your desire deep inside?

I would love to know how you deal with stress. Let’s share our ideas and spread some positivity!

Love to all 💜💜💜

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