Is there any life’s challenge you are facing right now?

I am very happy to see that many of Yoganesa students are coming back to studio to practice live again. We start to open up to share our space, exchange energy and our experiences with each other. This is what I missed for over 1,5 year during the lock downs, I missed a community feeling.

We as a human being need feeling heard, emotionally understood and supported by another human being. That warm feeling of human connection is so important in maintaining our overall emotional and physical health. It is what we do at Yoganesa, we exchange energy by paying attention to one another, we support and inspire each other. 

In our eyes, you are, as a Yoganesa member, the most important; we see you, we hear your stories and we care about you. It have been always like this. Over all the years of our solid and true work we did build up a place full of trust, in which you can bounce back after stressful situations and by getting a support and connect to positive people you are able to better face life’s challenges. 

Is there any life’s challenge you are facing right now?

When we face challenges it tests our emotional mettle — injury, illness, unemployment, grief,  divorce, death, or even a new venture with an unknown future. It is good to remember that the moment we face a challenge it’s a great opportunity for growth.  

To be able to grow:

  • instead of turning away from life’s challenges face reality. When we are guided by the reality principle, we develop a deeper capacity to deal with life more effectively. What once frightened us now feels familiar. Life becomes more manageable.
  • embrace your life as it is rather than as you wish it to be. The Buddha taught that the secret to life is to want what you have and to not want what you don’t have. When we embrace what is present, then we have a real chance to enjoy life, to value our experiences, and to mine the treasures that are there for the taking. When we surrender to the reality of who we are, we give ourselves a chance to do what we can do.
  • take your time. Slow down everything what you do. The slower you go, the sooner you get there. Slow, disciplined, incremental growth is the kind of approach that leads to lasting change.
  • practice  gratitude and count your blessings. Recognizing the good and receiving it with gratitude is a recipe for emotional health and well-being. 
  • stay close to your feelings, even the painful ones. Often we find our feelings scary, heavy, and confusing, so we try to keep them at a distance. But we need our feelings in order to find satisfaction, meaning, and pleasure in life.  
  • accept success and failure as part of life’s journey. The dynamic process of life—trying, succeeding, failing, and trying again—is the only way to develop lasting confidence in ourselves. We learn through experience that we can both succeed and recover from failure. We also learn to be humble and so to develop a view of ourselves as limited creatures that will always need the help and support of others. 
  • tend to your loving relationships. It is easy to neglect what matters most: our relationships with those we love. These relationships don’t just happen magically; they grow and are sustained through attentive care and hard work. It is something you choose every day. (*This part of text is drawn from an article featured in A Woman’s Health)

“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to.” Brene Brown

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