If you are similar to the majority of people in this new age technology filled world, you’re probably tweeting, thinking of your next post on Facebook or scrolling through your Instagram timeline all while reading this article.
That is perfectly normal, According to Amit Sood in an article for the Huffington Post written by Lauren McMullen. In fact, he calls it the default setting of the human mind- to be present and not present at the same time.
Though this is normal, it is not really that healthful. Living life in that default setting actually leads to things like depression, higher anxiety levels, and lower attention spans.
So, the opposite of default would be to focus, and there’s no better way to do that than through meditation in yoga.
Yoga is a great way to center your mind because it gives you the space to focus on yourself. It allows you to listen to how you feel about situations in your life and to understand your body, which ultimately leads to better self awareness and increased happiness mentally.
Yoga is not easy. It requires intense determination and focus, but it is one of the most rewarding and calming exercises out there. At the end of it you will feel spiritually and emotionally lighter and physically relaxed.
Being in tune with yourself is important and meditation through yoga is a great way to do that. So, try it out sometime!