The Mindful Minute
The Mindful Minute
Nov 26, 2020
Contentment for the Holidays
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Somehow, the holidays are upon us... and, for many of us, this year's holidays won't look quite the same. Perhaps they will be smaller, more intentional, or quieter.⁠


Some of us will appreciate this smaller, quieter time. Some of us will ache for what we wish we could do. Likely, we will all experience a mix of the two.


As we approach the holidays in the time of Corona, I thought it worthwhile to spend some time reflecting on contentment.

Discontentment is the illusion that there can be something else in the moment.

Something is missing and if I just had THAT then I could be happy…


Contentment is understanding that the moment is complete. Just as it is.


This can be difficult to believe when the moment isn't 100% comfortable, but this is our practice. Pause long enough to notice what we think we are missing and to let ourselves rest inside the moment as it is.


“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”


~Dale Carnegie


May we all embrace the holiday season as it is this year, may we stay safe and healthy, and may we know we are loved.


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Yoga Inspiration
Yoga Inspiration
Kino MacGregor
#48: Tapping into the Subconscious Mind
The secret to yoga practice is in the asanas. These poses we twist our bodies into are not just for our physical health and strength. Yoga practice has the power to lead you on a path of liberation from the mind and body. In this episode of the Yoga Inspiration Podcast, I get a little theoretical and discuss how yoga gets into our subconsciousness. While our subconscious minds are made up of the habitual reactions of our thoughts, bodies, and emotions, yoga can tap into and disrupt even the most negative cycles of thinking. How? Consider this - rather than thinking of our brains and minds as synonymous, consider the theory that our mind is actually capable of creating reality based on our perception. This perception includes our innate physical reactions to certain stimuli, such as pain or pleasure. For example, when something is uncomfortable, our reaction is to run away or otherwise remove ourselves from the painful situation. But if you practice yoga, you are training yourself to remain neutral in the face of discomfort. The discomfort we experience on the yoga mat is there to teach us how to recognize bodily sensations in response to various experiences. Yoga teaches us that it’s not the pain that’s important. It’s the way we react to this pain that matters the most. And this heightened sense of the body gives you an access point into your subconscious mind. What will you do with this access? Will you have the power to break your habits? Learning how not to react is one of the most important lessons you will learn on the yoga mat. Mastering it will give you the ability to change the way you think, and that is the first step toward changing your habits and becoming the best possible version of yourself. Tune in now for more important lessons in spiritual training, and contact me with other valuable lessons you have learned a valuable lesson through yoga practice. Send an email at info@kinoyoga.com and tell me - what does yoga mean to you? You could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast.
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