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25 inspiring Buddha quotes

juillet 18, 2016
Buddha quotes

Let’s start the week with a little touch of wisdom! Sometimes it is necessary to take some time for yourself and meditation. Discover and meditate on these 20 inspiring Buddha quotes  ( Gautama Buddha) on happiness, love,  life & peace to be the best version of you. Which quote is your mantra? Bisous & Namaste, Melissa ♡

25 Buddha quotes:

 

  1. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
  1. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”
  1. “Doubt everything. Find your own light.”
  1. “If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.”
  1. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”
  1. “Nothing is forever except change.”
  1. “As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”
  1. “ The mind is everything. What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”
  1. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world”
  1. “Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.”
  1. “The trouble is, you think you have time.”
  1. “The greatest prayer is patience.”
  1. “What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.”
  1. “Will not be punished for your anger, your anger is the punishment.”
  1. “The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment”
  1. “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think.”
  1. “Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do.”
  1. “Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.”
  1. “Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”
  1. “It’s your road…and yours alone… Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. No matter what path you choose, really walk it.”
  1. “Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart.”
  1. “Your worst enemy cannot hurt you as much as your own thoughts, when you haven’t mastered them.”
  1. “Live every act fully, as if it were your last.”
  1. Success isn’t the key to happiness.Happiness is the key to success.”
  1. “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”

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5 yoga poses against anxiety

mai 2, 2016

It is really amazing how anxiety can affect our emotions, body and behaviour. Do you often have: insomnia, appetite and digestive problems, tiredness, headaches, decreased libido or muscle tensions? Do you regularly feel irritated, worried, undecided, have difficulty to concentrate or negative thoughts? Well you may need to relax a bit because you are having some symptoms of anxiety! If you don’t want to wait for the week-end or the annual leave to get rid of your stress and want to learn how to relieve your stress anytime during the week: you should test the benefits of yoga! In addition to improve the flexibility and build muscle strength, the practice of yoga can reduce stress, boost immunity, ease migraines, boost sexual performance (I confirm! kidding), help to sleep deeper, focus, feel happier, give peace of mind and a lot more! I started yoga just one year ago and it helps me so much to feel more relaxed although I still have a lot more to learn. My yoga guru taught me 5 yoga poses for the stress management that are really easy for beginners and do not require to twist your body into pretzel shapes! Don’t worry, it is never too late to begin yoga, you can start at any age and you don’t even have to be a hippie;) You can test these poses everyday whether in the morning to start your day with a positive and relaxed mindset or before to go to bed if you suffer from insomnia. I would be really glad to know if you noticed some benefits of these yoga poses. Keep me posted in the comments and ♫ Relax, take it easyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ♪)! Bisous, Melissa ♡

 

5 relaxing yoga poses:

1. SHASHANKASANA – Child pose
Child poseSteps : 

  1. Sit in the vajrasana with palms on the knees.
  2. Inhale and raise your arms up and straight.
  3. Exhale and lower your body towards the floor and rest your hands on the floor. Try to touch the head on the floor.
  4. Close your eyes and maintain the pose for three to five breaths.

Some benefits: relax the nervous system, makes you calm, improves concentration and memory, stretches the spinal cord and helps to relief from back pain. Very restorative.

 

2. VIPARITA KARANI – Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose

Legs-Up-The-Wall PoseSteps:

  1. Lie down with your hips as close to the wall as you can.
  2. Lift your legs and rest them on the wall.
  3. Stay in this position as long as you want.

Some benefits: stress reduction, regulates blood flow, improves digestion, relieve insomnia, restores tired feet and legs, relieves backache and headache.

 

3. TRIANGA MUKHA EKA PADA PASCHIMOTTANASANA – Half Hero Forward Bend

Half Hero Forward BendSteps:

  1. Begin sitting on the floor with your legs together and straight in front of you.
  2. Bend out the left leg and place the left foot next to the left buttock.
  3. Slowly lower your body towards the right leg, try to touch the head on the leg, which should be well stretched.
  4. Place the hands on the right foot and keep your forearms as close as possible to the ground.
  5. Stay in this position 30 seconds and execute this position twice on each side

Some benefits: Calms the mind, improves the strength of the back and thighs, relax the nervous system, tones the abdominal muscles, improves the flexibility of the knee and spine.

 

4. JATHARA PARIVRTANASANA – The Abdominal Twist

The Abdominal Twist

Steps:

  1. Lie on the floor with the arms stretched out at shoulder height. Your back is fully supported on the floor.
  2. Exhale and smoothly lift the straight legs to a 90 degree angle. Take a breath or two.
  3. Exhale and lower the legs together to the right and reach the feet toward the right hand. Keep the left shoulder pressed against the floor, and don’t allow the torso to roll toward the legs.
  4. Then take your gaze to the left hand, hold and breathe into the upper abdomen for 20 breaths.
  5. Look back at the sky, inhale and smoothly lift back to center.
  6. Take a breath or two and repeat the posture to the left.

Some benefits: reduces stress and anxiety, stretches the chest, obliques and lower back muscles, improves digestion, improves the flexibility of the spine.

 

5. NADI SODHANA – Alternate Nostril breathingAlternate Nostril breathingyoga posesSteps:

  1. Sit comfortably making sure your spine is straight.
  2. Place your left hand on the left knee, palms open to the sky.
  3. With you right hand, bring the index finger and middle finger in between the eyebrows.
  4. Close your eyes and take a deep and smooth breath in and out through your nose.
  5. Put the thumb on the right nostril and inhale through the left nostril slowly and steadily.
  6. Close the left nostril with the ring finger and little finger and retain your breath at the top of the inhale for a brief pause.
  7. While removing the right thumb from the right nostril, breathe out slowly from the right. Pause briefly at the bottom of the exhale.
  8. Breathe in from the right nostril and exhale from the left. The first round of alternate nostril breathing is done.
  9. Repeat up to 10 rounds.

Some benefits:  harmonizes the left and right hemispheres of the brain, reduces stress, relax the nervous system, center to mind to the present moment, reduces insomnia, supports our lungs and respiratory functions.

Yoga outfit – Oysho

Thanks to: Carmen María Pérez ♡