Mental Constipation: Why Do We THINK The Things We Do?

February 11, 2011. Our mental habits are created by repetition. Of the 60,000 thoughts we have per day if 40,000 are replaying a past worry or negative situation we will only stay stuck. Stuckness is where there is no flow. And if you take those thoughts and times them by 7 days per week, 4 weeks per month that equals a lot of mental constipation. We need flow. We need to get back to the water and be inspired by thinking the GOOD things we want to think but don’t because of our day to day routine.

“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” – Robert Henri

When we sit at the sea watching the waves we connect to our own innate water nature (of which we are made up to around 80% as adults). We see the flow, we feel the vibration of movement and just that helps us get mentally unstuck. The practice of yoga is like that too. In a pose we identify the stuckness of negative or self-limiting thought and learn through this cognitive behavioral therapy of yoga to get beyond that thought onto a more healthful one. We move with breath, pose to pose, breath to breath like an ever flowing wave and our thoughts patterns start flowing again.

Really yoga and the ocean are both therapy. “It’s hard for me to put into words why I like the beach so much. Everything about it is renewing for me, almost like therapy…Beach Therapy” -Amy Dykens.

For a week long experience of Positive Psychology and inspiration join me in Puerto Vallarta Feb 26-March 5 at Xinalani Resort (http://www.xinalaniretreat.com/). Only fourteen all ocean front rooms, gourmet healthy food, 14 yoga classes and more! Nobody likes to be constipated mentally or physically. Use this time now to join me for that walk on the beach or opportunity to watch the ocean while we practice yoga to get unstuck. May this lead you to only ever thinking the Great Things you want to think for your life! Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia, Alchemy Tours

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