Reshape yourself through the power of your will.
The Bhagavad Gītā
Tapas is your friend when it comes to reshaping. Tapas, willpower or heat, is created when you make space for the things you’re passionate about. Whilst visiting friends in America recently my ears pricked up when I heard tv commercials promoting drugs for every and any kind of condition. A lot of which could be managed through moving more, prioritising sleep, hydration and minimising processed food. It struck me that their healthcare system has created a situation where the wellbeing of an individual is the sole responsibility of a clinician.
When we consider the hope and promise of a new year, and decide where to turn up the heat; surely the only answer is; your body. Make 2024 the year where you get to know yourself even better and feel confident to make decisions that promote your own personal experience of health.
To get you started maybe reflect on these;
How do you feel when you wake up?
What thoughts distract you when you're trying to fall asleep?
How can you improve your health and well-being this month?
What brings you joy?
Yoga promotes positive behaviours, is associated with self-efficacy, and leads to a sense of greater connectedness. No clinician or pill can offer you those.