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  • Writer's pictureLaura Ford Huber

cultivate positivity

vitarka badhane pratipasksha bhavanam,

When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite [positive] ones should be thought of.

replace anger with compassion, violent thoughts with peaceful ones, hate with love, and even to replace our general feelings of tension and stress with a sense of relaxation and contentment.

you have the power to transform your fears into something beautiful

inversions are a great place to practice this thought process. Once you experience the connection between your foundation, your heart, and the strength from your center, you will gradually transform the normally frightening experience of being upside down and unsupported into the beauty of feeling light and graceful

Remember to look for the good and appreciate your progress, no matter how small it may seem. Slowly and steadily, your practice will give you increased strength and confidence in body and mind.

it's worth exploring the thoughts and feelings that come up when you try going upside down. When you notice fear or negative thoughts arising, invoke this Yoga Sutra by not giving in to the negativity. Become aware of the thought that is holding you back, examine it, question it, turn it around, and finally allow it to become a new, more positive thought. Take another view, reframe your perspective on the situation.

Ugly thoughts and attitudes steal the present moment from consciousness. Learning to transform your thoughts can not only help you help you master intimidating poses but find a complete mental revolution. when you add enthusiasm, lightness, and ease to your day, you make your life more enjoyable and make yourself more fun to be around.

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