In a world where we’re increasingly expected to respond to messages, situations and people within seconds, when and how can we gain some space and quiet?
We have to create it. We have to make it a conscious choice in our day to become still. Our busy-ness is a habit. Breaking a habit and creating a new one takes patience and staying power. Self discipline. The Sanskrit (Indian) word we use in Yoga is Tapas – encompassing qualities of determination, trust, tenacity – not giving up.
Autumn and Winter are perfect times to create a routine of slowing down. By doing this we can combat the stress that leads to “burn out”, fatigue, insomnia, and often illness. Taking time to slow down, to rest, creates better functioning internal organs (particularly digestion), lowered heart rate and blood pressure, clearer thinking and improved sleep.
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