My mission this month is to widen the definition of yoga.
Here are 13 suggestions:
1. Do a bit of walking meditation.
2. Cook a meal for someone.
Ideally vegetarian or vegan. Special ingredient: love.
3. Volunteer in your community.
Be a karma yogi. It feels good to help others. It’s the ultimate win-win situation.
4. Be an active listener.
Everybody wants to be heard.
Read books. Be a wise, real yogi or yogini.
Whether or not you’re a “writer,” everyone can benefit from writing—journal entries, poems, letters, stories, anything really!
9. Forgive someone.
10. Go for a run.
Or take a hike. Or a bike ride. (You get the idea.)
11. Lend a helping hand.
Never underestimate the power of a random act of kindness.
12. Look someone in the eyes and say, “I love you.”
Better yet, show it.
13. Sleep with Waylon.
(He is, after all, the sexy, eligible and mindful founder of elephant journal.)
It basically all comes down to mindfulness. “Yoga” is any activity executed with attention, awareness and care.
What others could be added to the list?
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