Yoga Everyone Can Do: Easy Yoga Manual to Boost Your Body and Calm Your Mind

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Table of contents :
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE
IS YOGA RIGHT FOR YOU
WHAT IS THE BEST YOGA FOR BEGINNERS?
HOW TO PRACTICE YOGA
YOUR FIRST YOGA PRACTICE
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO YOGA?
THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICING YOGA
HOW TO IMPROVE AFTER STARTING
CHAPTER TWO
YOGIC LIFESTYLE
HOW TO THINK, EAT, AND LOVE LIKE A YOGI
CHAPTER THREE
HEALTH, POSTURE, AND BREATHING EXERCISE
Good posture helps you in the following ways:
Proper Sitting Position
Maintain a flat foot position.
Here's how to find a good sitting position without using back support or a lumbar roll.
Proper Riding Position
Proper Lifting Positions
What is the ideal position for lying down and sleeping?
Why Breathing Practices Help?
Pursed Lip Breathing
Abdominal breathing/diaphragmatic breathing
CHAPTER FOUR
MEDITATION
UNDERSTANDING MEDITATION
MEDITATION BENEFITS
MEDITATION AND WELL-BEING, BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY
MINDFULNESS AND ILLNESS
BUILDING YOUR MEDITATION SKILLS
MEDITATION TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
HOW TO MAKE MINDFULNESS A HABIT
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Yoga Everyone Can Do

Easy Yoga Manual to Boost Your Body and Calm Your Mind By

Mattie Covington

Copyright©Mattie Covington All Rights Reserved

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE IS YOGA RIGHT FOR YOU WHAT IS THE BEST YOGA FOR BEGINNERS? HOW TO PRACTICE YOGA YOUR FIRST YOGA PRACTICE HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO YOGA? THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICING YOGA HOW TO IMPROVE AFTER STARTING CHAPTER TWO YOGIC LIFESTYLE HOW TO THINK, EAT, AND LOVE LIKE A YOGI EAT LIKE A YOGI SLEEP LIKE A YOGI LOVE LIKE A YOGI THINK LIKE A YOGI LIFE LIKE A YOGI CHAPTER THREE HEALTH, POSTURE, AND BREATHING EXERCISE Good posture helps you in the following ways: Proper Sitting Position Maintain a flat foot position.

Here's how to find a good sitting position without using back support or a lumbar roll. Proper Riding Position Proper Lifting Positions What is the ideal position for lying down and sleeping? Why Breathing Practices Help? Pursed Lip Breathing Abdominal breathing/diaphragmatic breathing CHAPTER FOUR MEDITATION UNDERSTANDING MEDITATION MEDITATION BENEFITS MEDITATION AND WELL-BEING, BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY MINDFULNESS AND ILLNESS Meditation is no substitute for traditional healing. How to Practice Meditation BUILDING YOUR MEDITATION SKILLS MEDITATION TIPS AND TECHNIQUES HOW TO MAKE MINDFULNESS A HABIT Put meditation memories around you Please update your reminders regularly Create New Patterns

INTRODUCTION

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lot of "charm and mysticism" is associated with the yogi and his way of life. And many are fooled by this into forgetting the original purpose of yoga: to better understand and connect the "me and me" to live a happier, healthier life. are stressed, anxious, agitated, or in poor health, because they engage in different levels of behavior and routine behavior at the level of mind, body, and language. We think one thing, say another and do something completely different. There is always a contradiction within us, which over time manifests itself in various mental and physical ailments and ailments, making us emotionally vulnerable. Yoga and the yogic way of life seek to eliminate these contradictions and replace them with consistency in thinking, speaking, and acting to become a calmer, more peaceful, and happier person on a physical and mental level. Harmony is the main goal of yoga. Doing so also opens the door to a spiritual quest for those who are interested. Yoga achieves mind-spirit union through the practice of asanas (yoga postures), pranayama (yoga breathing), mudras (body gestures), and shatkarma (inner cleansing). These physical exercises are used to cleanse the body and feed it with prana (life force energy). Rather than emphasizing many of these esoteric practices, modern hatha yoga focuses on physical yoga poses. Whatever your goals and intentions in the first place, yoga poses themselves are great mental and physical exercises.

CHAPTER ONE IS YOGA RIGHT FOR YOU

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oga is not exclusive. you can practice Your life for where you live and the religion you follow. Yoga is accessible to almost everyone. Illness or injury can make it difficult or dangerous to perform certain types of yoga, poses, and breathing exercises. There are usually safe alternatives or modifications to practice, and many common ailments have specific yoga therapy treatments. Consultation with other qualified medical professionals is recommended. Yoga poses can feel a little tight in the abdominal muscles, but not particularly sore in the joints. Sharp or severe pain is a signal that tells the body to stop, back off, and take it easy.

WHAT IS THE BEST YOGA FOR BEGINNERS? If you are out of shape or extremely inflexible, start with gentle yoga. We recommend that you start. We've built strength and flexibility for more challenging sequences. If you're a relatively fit and flexible person, you should be able to join a regular hatha yoga class right away, and once you're familiar with the basic poses, you can explore his vinyasa or flow classes. We recommend avoiding Ashtanga, Bikram, and Hot yoga until you have a certain amount of strength and endurance. Yoga should always be practiced slowly and cautiously, always erring on the side of safety. Try it out first to determine if yoga is good for you.

HOW TO PRACTICE YOGA Yoga Normal, optional yoga It is performed barefoot on a sticky yoga mat with props. You can buy clothes that are specifically designed for your yoga practice, but you can probably start by choosing comfortable clothes from your existing wardrobe. , the most popular ones being bolsters, blocks, straps, and blankets. These items can easily be replaced with scarves and ties, stacks of books, and pillows, so you don't have to buy them right away. All of the information you require can be obtained by enrolling in a yoga class.

YOUR FIRST YOGA PRACTICE We recommend starting with short, simple yoga sessions and slowly building up from there. To do. Once you're comfortable with basic beginner yoga poses, you can incorporate them into your sequences and add more difficult poses. Learn and follow the essential elements of your yoga practice: breathing, meditation, intention, asanas, and relaxation.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO YOGA? Practicing yoga at least 3 times a week will greatly improve your flexibility. You will notice, range of motion, strength, balance, inner peace, and general well-being. Ideally, recommend shorter and more frequent sessions, 2045 minutes totaling 34 hours over several days It's still beneficial, but you'll see small improvements over time. As with most things, the more time you can devote to it, the more benefits you'll get.

THE BENEFITS OF PRACTICING YOGA The advantages of yoga are nearly endless! Practicing yoga facilitates the construct of wholesome virtues and desirable values, consisting of discipline, honesty, devotion, self-inquiry, mindfulness, and nonattachment. Yoga empowers you to make aware selections in the direction of dwelling a more fit and pleasurable life.

Yoga additionally facilitates you: Keep your thoughts wholesome and sturdy Reduce strain and sell the rest Get a higher night's sleep Boost your immune gadget Help heal not unusual place aches like again ache Increase happiness and nicely-being and decrease despair Reduce your weight and change up your body type Improve and hold the fitness of muscles, joints, and organs Prevent situations consisting of diabetes, coronary heart disease, and autoimmune issues

Improve flexibility, strength, stamina, mobility, variety of motion, and stability.

HOW TO IMPROVE AFTER STARTING The secrets to developing and moving forward in the practice of yoga are perseverance, dedication, repetition, and consistency. After you've got located a style, teacher, and yoga studio that works for you, strive those tips: Commit to an ordinary timetable of yoga training or domestic exercise Increase the duration of your exercise and the variety of days in line with the week in which you exercise Attend yoga workshops that concentrate on unique factors of yoga in greater element Journal the results a steady yoga exercise has on your frame, thoughts, and coronary heart Read and have a look at to research greater approximately yoga Find assets of the notion Make yoga buddies and get worried in a network of yogis Adopt a yogic way of life  

CHAPTER TWO YOGIC LIFESTYLE

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he yogic lifestyle involves consciously shaping our attitudes, habits, and general way of life, as well as philosophies, principles, and morals. , including better alignment with ethics. While we all have very personal ways of practicing a yoga lifestyle, there are some guidelines that we can all follow. Building and maintaining a calm, peaceful mind should be a priority. Finally, a yogic lifestyle should encourage the pursuit of yoga, truth, and spiritual knowledge. Leading a yoga lifestyle does not mean moving to an ashram or retiring on a mountaintop. Your lifestyle choices will reflect and match the level of ashram or yoga you are currently pursuing. Starting a yoga lifestyle can also be done in stages, as needed, depending on your current living situation. Full commitment to a yoga lifestyle means moving, eating different meals, changing jobs, and making new friends.

HOW TO THINK, EAT, AND LOVE LIKE A YOGI To deepen yoga into your daily life. Most importantly, you should have a working knowledge of the Yamas and Niyamas and other major yoga philosophies. It is necessary to create tools and procedures.

EAT LIKE A YOGI Traditionally, the yoga diet is vegetarian or vegan, but more importantly, tamas contain minimal animal protein. Eat less and eat more Sattvic, nutrientrich fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Ideally, you should try to eat organic, minimally processed, seasonal, locally grown foods. Yogis also

like to fine-tune their diet based on the body's Ayurvedic doshas. I would think. Eating like a yogi not only supports your yoga practice but also keeps you alive and energized throughout the day, helping you stay calm and focused.

SLEEP LIKE A YOGI A focused and clear mind, a rested and energized body, a robust immune system, and a happy mind. Yogis schedule their bedtime so that they can wake up with the sunrise, which is the best time to practice meditation Yogis who achieve deep peace aim to minimize mental stimulation before bed, instead You should engage in light-hearted, positive activities such as reading, gentle yoga, or guided meditation.

LOVE LIKE A YOGI Acceptance and practice of the five Yamas, moral, ethical, and social guidelines for practicing yogis, are beneficial to building authentic, intimate, compassionate, sustainable, and healthy relationships. is. Practicing nonviolence towards others reduces hurt and builds trust. Living your truth and speaking to others fosters clear and honest communication. When we strive to reduce our greed and unhealthy desires, we become kinder, more generous, and more grateful to others. Yogis also have the power and wisdom to let go of toxic and unhealthy relationships that cause unnecessary disruption to the mind and spirit.

THINK LIKE A YOGI Asana practice helps strengthen and sharpen mental focus, but regular meditation Practice also allows you to master your mind. Developing focus and focus not only helps keep your mind calm and clear, but also increases your creativity, productivity, and happiness. It brings peace and abundance to your life and prevents you from wasting time and energy on overly negative

thoughts. It is simple to implement into daily life. Small changes add up to bring about big changes.

LIFE LIKE A YOGI Of course, there are some growing pains in choosing the yoga path, but the benefits and rewards both are great on and off a yoga mat. The yogi lifestyle changes fluctuate, deepen, and evolve. An easy way to get into the yoga lifestyle is to visit a local yoga retreat or attend a workshop or spend a week or two in a yoga ashram. Whatever aspect of the yoga lifestyle you choose to explore, do it slowly and make the changes that require the least resistance first. Don't forget to add the

CHAPTER THREE HEALTH, POSTURE, AND BREATHING EXERCISE

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ood posture requires training in standing, walking, sitting, and lying down. Minimal stress Information to support muscles and ligaments in these activities Read illustrations and instructions for proper lifting, driving, sitting, and sleeping

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Holds bones and joints in the correct position (alignment) for proper use of muscles. Helps reduce wear on joint surfaces (eg knees) to prevent the development of arthritis. Relax the spinal ligaments. Avoids fixing the spine in an unnatural position. Muscles are used more efficiently, preventing fatigue and allowing the body to use less energy. Prevents back and muscle pain.

Proper Sitting Position Maintain a straight back and relaxed shoulders while seated. Let your buttocks touch the back of the chair. When sitting, all three of her normal back curves should be present. A small rolled towel or loin roll will help keep your back in a normal curve. Sit on the edge of a chair and recline fully. Pull your body up to emphasize the curve of your back as much as possible.

Hold for a few seconds. Slightly loosen the position (approximately 10 degrees). This is good sitting. Distribute weight evenly on both hips. Bend your knees at right angles. Keep your knees just above or at the same level as your hips. (If necessary, use a stool or footrest.) Avoid crossing your legs.

Maintain a flat foot position. • •

Do not sit in the same position for more than 30 minutes. At work, adjust the height of your chair and your workspace so that you can sit close to your workspace and lean toward yourself. Rest your elbows and arms on a chair or desk and relax your shoulders. • If you are sitting in a chair that rolls or swivels, do not twist your back while sitting. Instead, rotate the whole body. • Step in front of your chair when getting up from a sitting position. Straighten your legs and stand up. Avoid bending forward at the waist. Standing backbend he does 10 and straightens his back quickly.

Here's how to find a good sitting position without using back support or a lumbar roll. •

Keep your knees bent at a straight angle and distribute your weight evenly over both hips. Keep your knees slightly higher than or at the same height as your hips. (If necessary, utilize a footrest or stool.) Keep your legs straight. • Hold the position of your feet flat. • Do not spend more than 30 minutes sitting down at a time • At work, adjust the height of your chair and your workspace so that you can sit close to your workspace and lean back. Rest your elbows

and arms on a chair or desk and relax your shoulders. • If you are sitting in a chair that rolls or swivels, do not twist your back while sitting. Instead, rotate the whole body. • Step in front of your chair when getting up from a sitting position. Straighten your legs and stand up. Avoid bending your lower back forward. Standing backbend he does 10 and straightens his back quickly.

Proper Riding Position •

Use a back support (lumbar roll) on your back arch. Your knees should be level with your hips or higher. • Move the seat closer to the steering wheel so that your back arches. The seat should be close enough for your knees to bend and your feet to reach the pedals.

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If you must lift an object, do not attempt to lift an object that is awkward or weighs more than 30 pounds. Make sure your footing is firm before lifting heavy objects. To lift anything below the waist, keep your back straight and bend your knees and hips. Keep your knees straight and do not bend your hips forward. Stand with your feet apart next to the object you want to lift, keeping your feet firmly on the floor. Squeeze your abdominal muscles and use your leg muscles to lift the object. Straighten your knees in a smooth motion. Do not pull objects on your body. Stands perfectly upright without twisting. Always put your foot forward when lifting an object. When lifting an object from a table, push it to the edge of the table and keep it close to your body. Bend your knees to approach the

object. Use your legs to lift an object and get into a standing position. • Never lift bulky objects above the waist. • Bend your arms to hold the package close to your body. Tighten your abs. Take small steps and walk slowly. • To lower an object, place your feet as you would to lift it, tighten your abs, and bend your hips and knees.

What is the ideal position for lying down and sleeping? Regardless of the lying position, the pillow should be under the head, not under the shoulders, and should be thick enough to allow the head to remain in the normal position. •

Try to sleep in a position that helps maintain the arch of your back (eg, sleep on your back with a pillow under your knees, do a low roll under your hips, sleep on your side with your knees slightly bent). ). gain). Do not sleep on your side with your knees raised. Avoid sleeping on your stomach. A saggy mattress in particular can strain your back and cause neck problems. • Choose a firm mattress and box spring set with no sag. If required, put a board under the mattress. The mattress can also be temporarily placed on the floor if desired. If you've always slept on a soft floor, switching to a hard floor may increase the pain. Take your time to find the mattress and box spring bed that fits your needs. • Try using a back (lumbar) brace at night for comfort. Wrapping a rolled-up sheet or towel around your waist can help. • When standing up from a lying position, lie on your side, bend your knees, and point your feet toward the edge of the bed. Use your hands to push your body up and sit down. Avoid bending forward at the waist.

Why Breathing Practices Help? When your lungs are healthy, breathing is natural and easy. When you inhale and exhale, your diaphragm does about 80% of the work of filling your lungs with a mixture of oxygen and other gases and expelling exhaust gases. Lung HelpLine respiratory therapist Mark Courtney likens the process to a screen door with a spring that opens and closes automatically. "Our lungs are elastic like doors. Over time, in asthma, especially COPD, the lungs lose this resilience. is trapped," explains Courtney. As time goes on, stale air builds up, leaving less room for the diaphragm to contract and supply fresh oxygen. If your diaphragm isn't working to its full potential, your body will start using other muscles in your neck, back, and chest for breathing. This reduces oxygen levels and leaves fewer reserves for exercise and activity. Regular breathing exercises can help clear the lungs of accumulated stale air, increase oxygen levels, and help the diaphragm return to its original role of helping you breathe.

Pursed Lip Breathing This exercise reduces the number of breaths and keeps the airway open longer. More air can move in and out of your lungs, allowing you to be more physically active. To practice, purse your lips, inhale through your nose, and exhale through your mouth for at least twice as long.

Abdominal breathing/diaphragmatic breathing Breathe in through your nose, similar to mouth breathing. Notice that your stomach is filled with air. You can place your hand lightly on your stomach or place a tissue box on top to help you feel your stomach up and down. Exhale through your mouth for at least two to three times as long as you inhale. Keep your neck and shoulders relaxed as you retrain your diaphragm, as it does the work of filling and emptying your lungs.

CHAPTER FOUR MEDITATION

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f stress is making you anxious, nervous, and anxious, try meditation. You can regain your composure and inner peace by engaging in meditation, even for a short while. Anyone can meditate. Easy and cheap. Moreover, no special equipment is required. You can also meditate anywhere, even while walking, on the bus, waiting at the doctor's office, or during a difficult business meeting.

UNDERSTANDING MEDITATION Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Meditation was originally intended to help deepen our understanding of the divine and mystical forces of life. Meditation is widely used today for relaxation and stress reduction. Meditation is considered a form of mind-body complementary therapy. Meditation can bring deep relaxation and a calm mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate cluttered trains of thought that can clutter your mind and cause stress. Physical and mental health can be enhanced as a result of this approach.

MEDITATION BENEFITS Meditation provides a sense of calm, peace, and balance that benefits both your emotional and overall health. It can also be used to help you relax and manage stress by focusing your attention on something calming. You can develop your ability to retain your inner calm and focus by practicing meditation.

And once the meditation session is over, these advantages continue. Meditation can help you spend your day more calmly. Meditation can also help manage the symptoms of certain medical conditions.

MEDITATION AND WELL-BEING, BOTH MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY If you meditate, you may be able to get rid of the information overload that builds up throughout the day and increases the tension. The emotional and physiological advantages of meditation can include: ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü ü

developing coping mechanisms Gain new perspectives on stressful situations increasing self-awareness concentrating on the present reducing negative emotions increasing imagination and creativity increasing tolerance and patience lowering resting heart rate and blood pressure enhancing sleep quality.

MINDFULNESS AND ILLNESS If you have a medical condition, especially one that stress may exacerbate, meditation may also be helpful. Even though there is a growing corpus of data demonstrating the health benefits of meditation, other researchers believe it is still too early to make any conclusive statements about these advantages. In light of this, some evidence suggests that meditation may aid in the management of symptoms associated with a variety of disorders, including:

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Anxiety Asthma Cancer Chronic pain Depression heart disease High blood pressure Irritable bowel syndrome Sleep issues Tension headaches.

If you have any of these conditions or other health conditions, be sure to talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of meditating. In rare cases, meditation can worsen symptoms associated with certain mental illnesses.

Meditation is no substitute for traditional healing. Elements of meditation Various types of meditation include: It may contain various features to help you meditate. These may vary depending on whose guidance you are following or who is teaching the class. Some of the most popular features of meditation are: Focused Attention Focused attention is generally one of the most important elements of meditation. Focused attention frees the mind from many distractions that cause stress and worry. You can focus your attention on specific objects, images, mantras, and even your breath. Relaxed breathing. This technique involves deep, even breathing that uses the diaphragm

muscles to expand the lungs. The purpose is to slow breathing, take in more oxygen, and reduce the strain on the shoulders, neck, and upper chest muscles during breathing, allowing you to breathe more efficiently. Quiet environment For beginners, being in a quiet place with few distractions, such as a TV, will help them practice meditation. , radio, or cell phone. As you become more proficient in meditating, you may be able to do it anywhere, especially in stressful situations that benefit most from meditation, such as when you are at home. Traffic, stressful busy work meetings, long queues at the grocery store, etc. Comfortable posture You can meditate while lying down, walking, or doing any other posture or activity. Make sure you are comfortable so you can get the most out of your meditation. Maintain correct posture during meditation. Open Posture. Don't judge, just let the thoughts run through your head.

How to Practice Meditation Don't allow the notion of meditating in the "right" manner to upload for your stress. Visits are led by trained teachers. You can easily meditate by yourself. Alternatively, you can find an app to use. You can also make your meditation as formal or informal as you like, to suit your lifestyle and circumstances. Some people incorporate meditation into their daily lives. For example, at the beginning and end of the day, he can do an hour of meditation. But all you need is a few minutes of meditation. There are several ways that you can meditate on your own whenever you like:

Breathing Deeply This technique is, Suitable for beginners because breathing is a natural function. Keep your full attention on your breathing. Concentrate on your senses and hearing as you inhale and exhale through your nostrils. Breathe deeply and slowly to do. When your attention is distracted, gently bring your attention back to your breath. Scan Body When using this technique, focus on different parts of the body. Be aware of different sensations in your body, such as pain, tension, warmth, relaxation, etc. Imagine the warmth and relaxation flowing in and out of different parts of your body with a combination of body scanning and breathing exercises.

Repeat the mantra You are religious. You can create your mantra, whether it is secular or mundane. walking and meditating Combining walking and meditation is an effective and healthy way to relax. This technique can be used anywhere. B. In quiet woods, on city sidewalks, and in shopping centers. To focus on each leg or foot movement when utilizing this technique, slow down your walking speed. Don't focus on specific goals. Focus on your legs and feet and mentally repeat the action words like "lift," "move," and "lower." Raise each leg, step forward, and place your feet on the floor. Focus on the local sights, sounds, and fragrances at all times.

Pray Prayer is the best-known and most widespread example of meditation. The majority of religious traditions use both written and spoken prayers. You have the option of saying your prayers or reading others'. You can find examples in the self-help section of your local bookstore. Consult a rabbi, priest, pastor, or another spiritual leader for possible resources. Reading and Reflecting Many people report benefiting from taking time to read verses and scriptures and think about their meaning. doing. You can also listen to sacred music, spoken words, or other music that relaxes or inspires you. Consider journaling your reflections or talking to a friend or spiritual guide about them. Keep your love and kindness focused In this type of meditation, love, compassion, and kindness

BUILDING YOUR MEDITATION SKILLS Don't judge your meditation skills as they only increase your stress. Meditation takes practice. For example, it is common for the mind to wander during meditation, no matter how long one meditates. When you are meditating to quiet your mind and your attention is wandering, slowly return to the object, sensation, or movement that you are focusing on. Try it out and you'll see what type of meditation works best for you and what you enjoy doing. Tailor your meditations to your current needs. There is no

right or wrong way to meditate, keep that in mind. Importantly, meditation can help reduce stress and make you feel better overall.

MEDITATION TIPS AND TECHNIQUES So far we have discussed basic breathing meditation, but the mind uses other focal points. There are other techniques of fullness, rather than breathing, that focus on something broader, such as noticing external objects, such as room noise, or spontaneous thoughts that come to mind during the practice of aimless wandering. For attention. But these exercises have one thing in common: Most of the time, our minds run the show. We usually think before we act.

HOW TO MAKE MINDFULNESS A HABIT Everything we do is on autopilot. Neural networks underlie all of our habits, reducing millions of sensory inputs per second into manageable shortcuts that enable us to function in this crazy world. Mindfulness is the exact opposite of these standard processes. It's executive control, not autopilot, allowing deliberate action, willpower, and choice. But it takes practice. The intentional brain gets stronger the more you activate it. Every time we do something new and intentional, we stimulate neuroplasticity and activate gray matter, which is full of newly sprouted neurons that are not ready for the brain's "autopilot." But here's the problem. Our intentional brains know what's best for us, but our autopilot brains shortcut our way through life. So how do you become mindful when you need it most? The idea of behavioral design is useful in this situation. You can control the situation with your conscious brain.

There are two ways to do this. The first is to slow down the autopilot brain by placing obstacles, and the second is to remove the obstacles from the intentional brain pathways so that they can be controlled. However, it takes some work to shift the balance to empower the intentional brain. Here are some suggestions for getting started.

Put meditation memories around you If you plan to practice yoga or meditate, your yoga mat Place a meditation cushion in the middle of your floor so you can't miss him when you pass by

Please update your reminders regularly Suppose you decide to use sticky notes to remind yourself of new intentions. This might work for a week or so, but the autopilot brains and old habits will pick up again. Try writing a new note for yourself. Add variety or make it fun. That way they will stay with you for a long time.

Create New Patterns To step into an intentional pattern by trying a series of "what if" messages you can create a simple reminder, for example, you can: Come up with 'I take a deep breath when I get to the office' and shift to mindfulness at the beginning of work. Or, "Take a big breath before answering the phone when it rings." Intentional steps toward mindfulness build the brain's capacity for purpose.