Move, breathe, nourish
Welcome to my wellness blog, friends!
After getting into the groove of an enjoyable and satisfying morning routine, I cannot imagine not having an enjoyable and satisfying morning routine. My mornings used to be rushed and a bit hectic. I would snooze a few times and then finally wake up to instantly start thinking about how I needed to hurry to get ready so I would get to work at a reasonable time. Now, when my alarm goes off, I have a lot of motivation to get out of bed because I know how satisfying completing my morning routine feels.
The mindset you create for yourself first thing in the morning is so crucial, and I would argue that it is one of the most impactful changes you can make if you are trying to live more intentionally (besides meditation and yoga which I will most definitely be blogging about soon many times over). A morning routine sets the tone for the whole day, and a thoughtful morning routine is truly a catalyst for making other changes. Personally, I have noticed feeling less overwhelmed, more focused, and calmer throughout the whole day after starting my routine.
After trying natural products for, well, my entire life due to my dad being an organic chemist, I am super stoked about all the natural beauty products out on the market today. My dad has told me my whole life that our skin is our largest organ and it absorbs whatever we put on it. So, I was inspired to write this blog post because friends have started asking me more questions about the natural products that I use. I would be so happy if this blog post motivates someone to start exploring healthier options for their skin.
Excerpt below. Read the full article here: Six Tips for a Blissful "Yoga High."
Flow state is energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of an activity. We are moving and thinking effortlessly. We have amplified levels of concentration. Our perception of time changes. Discomfort goes unnoticed. Stray negative thoughts do not enter the mind. We feel united with our surroundings. Awareness is one-pointed. We are solely focusing on the task at hand. Our creative juices are pouring out. Our skill is perfectly matched to the challenge at hand. We are experiencing peak performance. Our sense of self has disappeared. And we feel…Flow-y.
As I pondered the above aspects of flow state, I realized there is a lot of overlap between flow state and what happens during a yoga practice. While diving into my flow state research further, I started to connect the dots. The flow state and yoga have a lot of overlap because a yoga practice includes a lot of flow state triggers such as concentration, clear goals, immediate feedback, absorption, and loss of self-consciousness. These triggers among others are what allow us to enter into the flow state. During a well-crafted yoga class, we have a good chance of entering the flow state because of this.