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One Wild Precious Life

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?”

The Summer Day, a poem by Mary Oliver, describes simply all we can gain from the practice of yoga. A mindfulness and presence that makes each moment that we choose to count, purposeful. 

“I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass . . . how to be idle and blessed,” she writes.

Do you?

Liv Mitchell

Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Building mental strength

Building resilience and mental strength to face the ups and downs of life is a long term practice. But how do we go about it on a daily basis?

DEVELOP EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

A bit of this on a daily basis will help. Warrior Pose. Do it once with FEELING.

This is a fabulous article on emotional intelligence based on research of over a million people. It sets the benchmarks for honest appraisal and provides a road map for progress. And taking a truly honest look at yourself isn’t easy.

Emotional intelligence or EI, as opposed to IQ, is a more valuable assessment of people because it evaluates our resilience, positivity and problem-solving capacity. It therefore determines whether we overcome obstacles or allow ourselves to be crushed or depleted by them.

A LIFETIME PRACTICE 

I’ve got some self-improvements to make on the EI front. Thankfully the yogini in me enjoys the process of building awareness and I’m grateful for the illuminators, like the author of this article, who seem to catch our eye at just  the right time, inviting us to harness our willpower and innate ability to grow. It’s always time to get moving 😉

I hope you find it useful.

With Love,

Liv

 

Liv Mitchell

Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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