Have you ever noticed a low level of anxiety constantly gnawing away inside you? Do you find yourself clenching your jaw, grinding your teeth, fidgeting, seeking meaningless distraction, anything just to handle the stress or get away from the tension you feel just being you? Yoga calls this Dukha. It means suffering, imbalance, despair, anguish, anxiety, irritation, uncertainty and more. You get the idea. If you feel Dukha, you are not alone. Despite the fact we have more comforts and material possessions, more freedom and more mobility than any people in modern history, Americans are awash in Dukha. As George Carlin put it, “the paradox of our time in history is we have more….” (I’ll share more about this later.)
How Dukha Impacts Us On All Levels
We all know that stress can have a huge impact on how we live day-do-day. It affects our mood, our social relationships, our sleep pattern and diet.
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An Interview with Silvia Mordini, Featured on DoYouYoga.com
Name: Silvia Mordini
Occupation: Writer, Happiness Coach, Adventure Addict, Spiritual Traveler, Teacher Trainer, Retreat Leader, Yogipreneur, Fashionable Yogi, Travel Junkie, Healer
Location: Seattle, Washington (previously Quito, Ecuador)
Favorite yoga style: If I was on the witness stand and was forced to answer this question I’d have to say something like “spiritual playful mystical vinyasa.”
Favorite yoga pose: Changes and evolves. Right now backbends. And my consistent favorite is Half Moon B besides sitting in meditation.
Yoga is… The Alchemy of Happiness.
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Being a good person matters. It’s easy to take how to be kind for granted. It seems like a sort of “background” thing we’re supposed to do that is always there.
However, kindness is an active choice. And the more conditioned we are to respond with kindness, the more natural it becomes. There are no obstacles to feeling kindness towards others.
May these 16 quotes to inspire kindness work for you!
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The power of ritual and ceremony should not be overlooked—especially for the modern yogi. Much of our lives these days are spent running around, and as a result it’s critical to set aside time to slow down and connect to your self and your spirit with intention.
A Sacred Ritual
A daily journaling ritual where one spends 10 minutes in reflection is potent. This provides time to listen, recalibrate, remember, and honor yourself. It offers a deep source of nourishment and an opportunity to bring greater depth to your life practice.
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