Peace can mean different things at different points in life. But what is peace exactly? Is it a feeling? A sensation? A state of being?
In yoga we find a connection with a quiet place deep within. That place is where peace resides.
Think back to times when you felt truly at peace. When you are peaceful, the mind is quiet and your body stops fighting.
Through yoga one learns how to access the quiet within even in the midst of chaos on the outside. The more frequently one reaches the quiet space, the easier it becomes to find again.
With as turbulent as 2020 has been, I challenge you to find your peace. Below is a practice to get you started.
Find a comfortable seat and close your eyes. Tune into the body for a moment. Make any adjustments you can to become even more comfortable. Bring your attention to your chest and belly. Feel the movement of your breath as it moves through your body. Sit with your eyes closed and your mind gently focused on your breath for as long as feels comfortable.
Congratulations. You have taken the first step to finding your personal peace. Continue practicing this for a few minutes everyday, tuning inward and letting the world slip away. As you continue you will find it becomes easier to tune into your body and breath and leave the outside world outside.