This week’s practice is a 15 minute morning yoga class for inner calm. My invitation to you is to to start your day with this practice, and to set the intention of inner calm for your day. See if you’re able to carry that inner calm with you throughout your day, no matter what the day throws at you.
And if you’re looking for other ways to tap into inner calm, I’ve got three more for you below!
1. Practice Gratitude
I know it’s cliche, and everyone talks about it (myself included), but that’s because it works!
If your life is in turmoil, and if you’re finding yourself getting caught up in it, pausing to bring to mind three things that you’re grateful for is a beautiful way to bring you back to calm.
A daily gratitude practice is a really nice way to reinforce this – I like to keep a little journal on my nightstand and jot down a few things that I’m grateful for every day.
2. Journal It Out
Speaking of journals – journaling is another great way to find your inner calm. Writing down our thoughts, worries, and anxieties is incredibly powerful.
I find that when I write down the things I’m stressing about, it helps me not only get to the root of why it’s stressing me, but it also takes some of the power out of that thing. Oftentimes, I realize that whatever it is, really isn’t as big a deal as I had made it out to be in my head.
Before I know it, I’m back to that place of inner calm.
3. Breath Breath Breath
I’ve talked about the incredible benefits of Pranayama here on the blog before, and one of those benefits is being able to calm our minds and nervous systems.
Slow, deliberate breathing is an easy way to find instant inner calm! If you’re looking for some easy pranayama exercises, check out the Pranayama Guide.
If you’ve been on this journey with me for a while, then you know how much I value sleep. Getting enough sleep might be the single best thing we can do for our health and wellbeing.
Plus, when we feel tired and strung out, nothing goes well, am I right? You will have a much easier time tapping in to inner calm if you’re well rested.
5. 15 Minute Morning Yoga
Any length of time will do, but the practice below is 15 minutes 🙂 Starting the day with a yoga and/or meditation practice is SUCH a great way to tap into inner calm, and to carry that inner calm with you into your day.
We never know what the day is going to throw at us, but if we can prepare for our day with an intention of inner calm, we have a much better chance of meeting the day from a place of calm.
Ready for this week’s 15 minute morning yoga practice?
I’ll meet you on the mat!