Many people do yoga because it provides an hour of peace, wellness, focusing on your body, and a break from the rest of their busy lives. While this is a wonderful reason to do yoga, one of the major purposes of yoga is to learn to use the things you learn on the mat in your every-day life.
Just like being in a difficult pose, pushing your edge and feeling a level of discomfort, yet breathing and staying in the moment, we can learn to use the same breath work and focus in difficult situations that arise, such as meetings, conversations, or traffic jams. Part of the beauty of yoga is it’s ability to leak off of the mat and reach far corners of your life – you just need to be open to allowing it to do so.
Starting now, take the focus, concentration, love for your body and peace that you feel on your yoga mat and bring it to the rest of your life. Your body, mind and soul will thank you!