“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
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Quote for the Day:
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
At some point in your life you will fail, every athlete and team will lose. It is inevitable, but the important thing is that you learn from failure, you learn from your mistakes, you learn from losing and come back stronger.
Muhammad Ali once said,
“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”
Yoga has taught me to deal with failure on a daily basis, it has taught me not to be afraid of failure.
I have had to learn and accept that I cannot do all the poses or asana, but this is not failure, the point of yoga is not to be able to do all the poses, it is the daily process of learning and trying to achieve them that is important.
Because as soon as you have mastered a difficult pose, you will come across another one that you will feel is impossible, when you first start, but if you practice every day it will become a little bit easier as you improve every day.
When you try to do a handstand you will lose your balance, you can use a wall to support you, but this will give you a false sense of security. How you learn to do a handstand is to keep practicing it, you lose your balance, you fall over, you get up, you make an adjustment, you try again, you fall over, you make another adjustment, you try again, you fall over, you keep doing this over and over again and then one day as if by magic, you can do it.
I have fallen out of a handstand far more times than I have held one.
Watch children play especially little girls they spend hours practicing handstands with absolutely no fear, yet as we grow older we develop a fear of failure.
You have to fail to succeed. No child ever learnt to walk without first falling over.
Practicing yoga everyday for 10 years has really helped me in all aspects of my life.
The more I exercise and practice the stronger my breathing becomes and the more control of it I have.
The yoga poses and breathing teach me that if I control my breath I can control my mind. The pain and discomfort I feel in the awkward yoga poses, will go away if I breathe and stay calm. This mirrors situations in life which can seem impossible with no way out, but if you stay calm, focused and breathe then your head clears, the situation does not seem as bad as you first thought and you can see a way forward.
Yoga has taught me to focus my mind, lose my fear of failure and not be distracted by outdoor forces and things that I cannot control.
This is the basis of my Elysium Way Training System.
The Elysium Way enhances and enriches lives allowing you to reach your full potential physically, mentally and spiritually.
And one of the main components of the Elysium Way is practicing yoga.
If you would like to improve your breathing and clear your mind by introducing yoga into your life or to strengthen your daily practice to help you focus, smile more and achieve your goals and live the life of your dreams?
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