NOTES FROM MY YOGA JOURNAL

Developing a practice for reflection is something I work on with each of my clients. Some people find they can unplug and think clearly about their day and the decisions they have made or need to make when they lift, go running, or do yoga. Others journal, meditate, or take a daily walk. Regardless of what they choose to do, they do it regularly. Regularity is what provides them an outlet for cultivating insights.

Many people struggle to maintain dedication to a practice. I do too. What is important is that we all continue to return to whatever anchors our ability to think with greater clarity. Tending to our state of mind leads directly to better decision making and kinder interactions (with ourselves and others).

As is typical with most learning, when I stopped my own regular practice of reflection I started to forget some of what I had learned. It’s not that I didn’t learn what I learned, but personal and professional mastery only come with effort. Here, I mine notes and insights from my yoga journal as inspiration for re-integrating some powerful lessons from my practice into my daily life.

I hope my (semi-regular) practice helps inspire some new thinking for you too.

Let the photography inspire you to learn something new or think about things in a different way. Click on the photo for the meditation.

 
 
FINDING RESOLVE FOR RESOLUTIONS

FINDING RESOLVE FOR RESOLUTIONS

EXAMINATION DOESN’T MEAN ANALYSIS

EXAMINATION DOESN’T MEAN ANALYSIS

EVERYTHING IS A CONVERSATION…EVERYTHING

EVERYTHING IS A CONVERSATION…EVERYTHING

SLOGANS ARE AN EFFECTIVE TRAINING TOOL

SLOGANS ARE AN EFFECTIVE TRAINING TOOL

SENDING AND TAKING STARTS WITH ME

SENDING AND TAKING STARTS WITH ME

CONFUSION

CONFUSION

CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE, AIM FOR NEUTRAL

CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE, AIM FOR NEUTRAL

PRACTICING THROUGH DISTRACTION IS TRAINING

PRACTICING THROUGH DISTRACTION IS TRAINING

MAINTAIN JOY

MAINTAIN JOY

THE EXTERNAL IS AN ILLUSION

THE EXTERNAL IS AN ILLUSION

CHANGE IS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME

CHANGE IS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME

EXPECTATIONS ARE TRIPWIRES

EXPECTATIONS ARE TRIPWIRES

THERE IS FREEDOM IN EXAMINATION

THERE IS FREEDOM IN EXAMINATION

DON’T JUST SKIM

DON’T JUST SKIM

BETWEEN JOY & PAIN, PICK PATIENCE

BETWEEN JOY & PAIN, PICK PATIENCE

TO GO FORWARD, YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER WHERE YOU’VE BEEN

TO GO FORWARD, YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER WHERE YOU’VE BEEN

RESET BY CONNECTING TO YOUR ESSENCE

RESET BY CONNECTING TO YOUR ESSENCE

WHAT IS IT I THINK I’M UP TO

WHAT IS IT I THINK I’M UP TO

ALL BLAMES ARE REALLY ONE

ALL BLAMES ARE REALLY ONE

4 WAYS TO SHOW UP

4 WAYS TO SHOW UP

SURPRISES STOP ME IN MY TRACKS

SURPRISES STOP ME IN MY TRACKS

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE MEANS…

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE MEANS…

DON’T COMPLETE WITH OTHERS

DON’T COMPLETE WITH OTHERS

BE SINGULAR IN YOUR INTENTION

BE SINGULAR IN YOUR INTENTION

ORIENT TOWARD 3 GUIDING CAUSES

ORIENT TOWARD 3 GUIDING CAUSES

BACK TO BASICS

BACK TO BASICS

THE THREE ARE INTERTWINED

THE THREE ARE INTERTWINED

DON’T DROWN IN ENVY

DON’T DROWN IN ENVY

BE DELIBERATE

BE DELIBERATE

LEARN SOFTLY

LEARN SOFTLY

DON’T CHOKE YOUR DREAMS

DON’T CHOKE YOUR DREAMS

EVERYTHING IS IMPERMANENT

EVERYTHING IS IMPERMANENT

LIBERATE YOURSELF FROM YESTERDAY

LIBERATE YOURSELF FROM YESTERDAY

BE IN TENSION

BE IN TENSION

I’M GRATEFUL FOR EVERYONE

I’M GRATEFUL FOR EVERYONE

FOCUS WITHIN

FOCUS WITHIN

GREATEST OBSTACLES, FIRST

GREATEST OBSTACLES, FIRST

THERE ARE NO DEAD ENDS

THERE ARE NO DEAD ENDS

ABANDON HOPE OF ATTAINMENT

ABANDON HOPE OF ATTAINMENT

BE UNPREDICTABLE

BE UNPREDICTABLE

FAILURE V FAME

FAILURE V FAME

PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT I RESENT

PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT I RESENT

OUR FIRST THOUGHTS ARE NOT OUR FAULT

OUR FIRST THOUGHTS ARE NOT OUR FAULT

PRACTICE WITHOUT BIAS

PRACTICE WITHOUT BIAS

DON’T DWELL

DON’T DWELL

DON’T EXPECT APPLAUSE

DON’T EXPECT APPLAUSE

START IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD

START IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD