Day 108

Stress is a recurrent theme for us because it is so widely prevalent in our society. The stress that you retain in your posture every single day absorbs far too much of your energy. No wonder we get tired! The good news is that when you learn to recognise the physical symptoms of stress you can do something positive to correct and release all of your accumulated tension. We often refer to the shoulders as the major indicators for how we feel so we know we have to learn to relax the neck, trapezius and shoulder muscles to achieve an instant reduction in stress levels. Breathing a little more deeply can help to slow our heart rate, reduce high blood pressure, calm us down and disengage from the old, familiar stress responses. Massage can play a major role in helping us to relax, releasing stressed neck, shoulder and back muscles. Drinking enough water and keeping the body hydrated also help to maintain a healthier balance in our bodies. Meditation is the great jewel that can transform our thoughts, our feelings and our stress habits. Learning to recognise the changes in your body that take place when you’re feeling stressed can help you to switch off the tension before it takes root in your posture. So begin by gently relaxing your shoulders and breathing a little more deeply and everything else will seem so much easier.

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Day 132

Fear of failure often causes a great deal of stress in our lives and part of the problem is our obsession with trying to be perfect. We felt we had to be perfect children, perfect students, perfect partners, perfect parents. The list is far too long. The result is that we set impossible expectations and invariably failed to live up to these impossible standards of behaviour. It is very healthy to embrace failure. Failure is an essential part of our life experience. It’s a key component in learning. It encourages us to be resilient, to try again, to learn from our mistakes. Failure teaches us to get up and find the courage to keep going. Failure is natural. Making mistakes is entirely human. Acknowledging our mistakes enables us to make progress and find better ways of doing things. Once you’re comfortable with the natural feeling of making mistakes, you free yourself to be more adventurous. You feel there really is less risk in trying new things. You naturally enrich your life. Success owes much to failure and the determination to keep going.

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Day 160

We live is a world that is flooded with information, images, distractions and stress. Do you ever take the time to switch off your mind and give it a well-deserved rest? One of the most effective ways to train the mind to become still is to meditate. The practise is so helpful to our health and well being that it should form an integral part of our daily routines. Ideally we should meditate when we wake and before we go to bed, learning to bring the mind to a place of natural calm and stillness. Simply relax and breathe gently and learn to ignore the constant chatter of your mind until it gradually gives up the lifelong habit of constant activity and becomes still. In the Vedic tradition, this is a treasured place of great wisdom and insight, of calm and power, of understanding and balance. If these precious gifts can be found in the silence of meditation, let us begin today and reap the rewards that can only be found in the timeless space of inner silence.

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