Who is the last person you were compassionate to? What is compassion to you? When is the last time you felt your heart open up and overflow? Where would you like to see more peace at in your life, or even where somewhere in the world? Why is developing a compassionate lifestyle important to you? How do you daily express love to yourself and others?
Compassion is the state of unconditional unbiased caring. It is having unpretentious wholehearted sympathy towards someone, something or some place. To be compassionate is to have a giving receptive spirit; You will first (mentally) show consideration, then (emotionally) express concern, and lastly consciously aspire to see another's suffering, affliction, deprivation, and/or ignorance reversed or relieved.
Compassion is a practice, just like patience, yoga and meditation. It is important to work on it daily in order to fully reap its benefits. I would like to challenge you, the next time you step or look outside, see can you identify compassion happening. Our home Earth is giving us compassion every second of every day, just open your mind, listen to your heart, and recognize your spirit, then you will instantly see Earth's unlimited compassionate nature and beauty.
Compassionate Yoga | Heart Chakra Energy - Yoga - Meditation - Wellness - Spirituality
Lead Yoga Instructor, Creator, & Owner: Miguel Clark
Just Some Benefits You'll Enjoy
1. STRESS RELIEF: Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate,
improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety,
depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.
2. PAIN RELIEF: Yoga can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga asanas (postures), meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain, and other chronic conditions. Some practitioners
report that even emotional pain can be eased through the practice of yoga.
3. BETTER BREATHING: Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function,
trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.
4. FLEXIBILITY: Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Gradually they begin to use the correct muscles. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity, making more poses possible. Yoga also helps to improve body alignment resulting in better posture and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle problems.
5. INCREASED STRENGTH: Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength
literally from head to toe. And, while these postures strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.
6. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: Yoga (even less vigorous styles) can aid weight control efforts by reducing the
cortisol levels as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well-being and self-esteem.
7. IMPROVED CIRCULATION: Yoga helps to improve circulation and, as a result of various poses, more efficiently moves oxygenated blood to the body’s cells.
8. CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING: Even gentle yoga practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by
lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.
9. FOCUS ON THE PRESENT: Yoga helps us to focus on the present, to become more aware and to help create
mind body health. It opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory.
10. INNER PEACE: The meditative aspects of yoga help many to reach a deeper, more spiritual and more satisfying place in their lives. Many who begin to practice for other reasons have reported this to be a key reason that yoga has become an essential part of their daily lives.
When you meditate, you become aware of the quantitative diversity of your thoughts. With the use of a mantra, you learn to release those thoughts and continually return to your tranquil mind. This process allows you to be more aware of your thoughts both in and out of meditation. This awareness is the base of your happiness because it’s where you live in the present moment. When your thoughts take you away from the synchronized beauty of the present moment, the practice of this awareness helps to bring you back to the here and now.
~ Letting Go:
By consistently returning to your mantra in meditation, you’re practicing the act of letting go. You let go of judgment and analysis, which helps you to remain calm, alert, and in the now. When you face unexpected thoughts that come up in meditation and let them go, you become more skilled at dealing with unexpected situations that come up in your life. This meditation technique helps to limit your quick reactions to everyday circumstances. You learn to observe the flow of your thoughts, pleasant or painful, without getting caught up in them.
In your practice you need to be gentle with yourself. If you’re harsh and judgmental every time you have a thought, you’ll lose yourself in criticism and aggravation. By scheduling consistent “me time,” you mark yourself as important without needing the approval of others. During this time you can let go of the mind chatter from your roles and responsibilities and just be with yourself. By taking the time to sit and be with yourself in silence, you practice kindness, compassion, love, patience, flexibility, and acceptance.
During meditation, you surrender your thoughts with faith and let go of the need to make sense of what goes on in your mind. This faith develops in your life as well. You become more comfortable with not understanding certain things or not having all the answers. You allow yourself to be a little more vulnerable to the natural unfolding of life, which makes way for healing. This creates resilience to help you bounce back when challenges in life become overwhelming, and this ultimately helps you to evolve into your best self.
When you let go of your thoughts in meditation, you’re not suppressing them; you’re witnessing them and then letting them go so that you may choose what is most nourishing for your practice. You remove obstacles in your meditation, which also helps you to recognize and remove them from your life. You’re not running from your thoughts, you’re simple choosing which direction is most wholesome.
In meditation, each time you return to your mantra, you practice single pointedness. You focus your awareness where you want it to go, developing your inner experience of being centered. Outside your practice, you become more skilled at focusing your energy on those thoughts and actions that honor your true nature. Your inner guidance strengthens and evolves as you face opposition but peace comes from knowing yourself and returning to the present where gratitude lives.
11. IMPROVES SLEEP
12. AWAKENS THE SOUL