It is said that our yoga mat acts as a mirror for our life. So how we act on our mats is often how we act in life. This is often true of how we do anything. This week, notice your reactions. Do you react without even knowing you are doing it? Do you react without having compassion for yourself and others? When our life turns to auto pilot, it’s important to reflect and re-group on the parts of ourselves that could use a little extra love and attention during the upcoming months. So explore your edge, push your limits, and go beyond what you think you already know. For example, if you are not already a yoga practitioner, try a class. Let go of your ego and expectations and do something proven to be good for the body and soul. You may even like it. If you are a beginner to yoga, try a new teacher or a more advanced class. And if you already have a regular practice, try being your own teacher and color in the lines of your practice just using the teacher as a guide.
Self reflection is crucial to find balance in a world of distraction. So take a look at your own mirror and thrive to be your best self. For 10 thoughts on being successful in your life, visit: http://www.wholeliving.com/photogallery/10-thoughts-on-success#slide_1
Bethany Borger is a yoga teacher at The Studio Cleveland, located in Cleveland’s warehouse district (www.thestudiocleveland.com)