A healthy body is in a healthy mind, and a healthy mind is in a healthy body, one aspect depends on another. We should take care of our physical and a mental body.
The physical aspect of life includes our health and the way we take care of our bodies.
This includes what we consume, how often we practice asanas, keeping our bodies clean, as well as our daily posture and how we carry ourselves. At the same time we should remember who we are and remember to connect with ourselves through the meditation.
What can we do to establish a discipline yogi lifestyle?
• A proper asanas practice.
Practice asanas in a balanced (sattvic) way according to your body. It’s not a competition. Listen to the necessities of your body, don’t push it. Give it time.
• A proper sleep schedule.
Sleep is one of the basic habits when it comes to both your physical and mental health. If your sleep habits aren’t healthy, it will likely have a negative ripple effect on almost every other aspect of your day. Don’t oversleep and at the same time relax enough time (6-7 hours) for recovering a physical body.
• A proper diet.
Sattvic food and the most important thing is to not eat too much and at the same time enough for recovering all the necessary nutritious of your body. Pay attention to how your body responds to the things you eat: What foods make you tired? What foods make you energized and feeling good?
Of course, another big aspect is cutting back on bad habits, especially drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, or doing harmful drugs. While many of these habits may not feel like they are hurting you right now, they can have tremendous consequences in the long-term.
• A proper hygiene.
Don’t be lazy and skip out on basic hygiene like taking a shower, brushing your teeth, or washing your face. These things seem like commonsense, but they can have a big influence over how you feel about yourself and how you present yourself to others. Part of loving your body is treating it like a new car, keeping it fresh and smelling nice.
• A proper mental and emotional hygiene.
Emotions can often seem like something that we have limited power over, but being a more emotionally intelligent person means becoming more self-aware and learning how to better regulate our emotions and behavior.
It is crucial that we reflect on our emotional worlds and know how to navigate them.
Learn the basics of emotional intelligence.
1) Self-awareness (recognizing our emotions when they happen)
2) Self-regulation (knowing how to respond to our emotions and channel them in a positive direction
3) Empathy (or “other-awareness,” being aware of other people’s emotions and internal states)
4) Social Skills (knowing how to respond to other people’s emotions in a healthy and constructive way).
Practice meditation and mindfulness.
Meditation is a great way to become more aware of your mind and how it works.
Question your feelings. When you question your feelings in a healthy and constructive way, you can often learn more about where they come from and what they are telling you. Emotions are an important sign that can guide our behavior, but we have to be willing to listen to them and reflect on them. Forgive yourself for past mistakes. One important aspect of emotional health is learning how to forgive yourself . We all make mistakes, some of us bigger than others – but if we learn to forgive and learn from those mistakes, we can ultimately come out a better person at the end of the day. Learn to relax and better manage daily stress. Stress management is essential for mental health and emotional intelligence.
• Proper relationships.
Healthy relationships are an essential ingredient to happiness and well-being. Healthy relationships are a fundamental component to happiness and well-being. Our need to belong and have social connections is wired into our biology and evolution. Are you fulfilling your social needs? You can be the most introverted person in the world, but you still need a couple good friends to give you a sense of purpose and meaning.
Communication is everything in relationships. If you don’t know how to communicate your thoughts and feelings in an honest and constructive way, you’ll have trouble building genuine and healthy connections with others.
Live in a balanced way, enjoy the process of life and be happy 🙂