Do you ever stop to really pay attention to your energy? We usually just notice when we are out of energy – pooped. That is when we realize we went to far, we did too much, we gave too much and we are left with nothing. There is a better way. The first thing we can do about this is to start noticing how much energy we use and what we spend it on. Is that thing giving us energy back?
The problem with noticing after we are already empty is that then everything looks overwhelming and the snowball begins to roll down hill. Then it picks up speed as we go spiraling down and everything looks dismal. Our cups look half empty. At this point, it is really hard to put a stop to the huge snowball and push it back up the hill. It has momentum. What to do? You knew I would say yoga! But it really works. It gives you energy back, especially coupled with pranayama. You can actually feel your stores being replenished. Sure there are other things you can do to fill up. Go to lunch with your friend, read a good book in the park, go surfing…. When we get busy, when we get on a roll and then the snowball begins to build speed, this is exactly when we need to put the energy in. But it’s the hardest time. We don’t feel like it. Yoga helps us to stop the snowball and regroup.
Start paying attention; your energy levels have a direct correlation to how you feel. When you are full, things look peachy. When you are depleted, things can look pretty bad. The thing is – you have all the power to change it, or maintain it. Practicing yoga helps you notice where you are and gives you energy back. I keep telling you that yoga is more than exercise and this is why.
Prana it is always changing and always moving. It is up to you to keep replenishing it.
Have an energy filled week.