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3 Gestures to Show Your Loved Ones That You Care

3 Gestures to Show Your Loved Ones That You Care

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In life, we frequently preoccupy ourselves with all kinds of considerations, ranging to deep anxieties and hopes for our professional lives, five-year plans for our financial future, or our property portfolio, and maybe writing a bestselling novel somewhere down the line.

 

While there are many significant things that we can choose to preoccupy ourselves with in life, however, our loved ones invariably come first. Life just wouldn’t be worth it without those precious people who we hold dear.

 

Bearing that in mind, it’s important to remember to pause every once in a while — no matter how busy or ambitious you may be — in order to remind your loved ones how much they mean to you.

 

There are certain gestures that can show your loved ones you care. Some of these are ritualised and focus on material goods. For example, you can read this James Allen review to get a sense of the significant role of diamonds in wedding rings.

 

Here are a few more everyday gestures that you can make for the sake of reminding those special people that they’re special to you.

 

Simply make the time to talk and listen to them

 

It’s one of the easiest things in the world to stop what you’re doing and listen to someone else when they’ve got something to say to you, but many of us are so distracted and constantly on the move, that we routinely fail to make time to talk and listen to our loved ones the way we should.

 

Nobody wants to be the parent who brushes their child off when they’re trying to proudly show off their latest drawing, and no one wants to be the distracted spouse who ignores their significant other’s small talk and instead checks up on business emails on their phone.

 

These things happen accidentally, but they do happen, and the effects can be devastating. Make the time to pause, pay attention, listen, and talk with your loved ones.

 

Recommend doing fun things that you know they want to do

 

As human beings, we’re generally inclined to try and push in favour of our own interests. If your significant other wants to watch a particular movie but you don’t want to, you’ll likely write the idea off, for example.

 

While it’s good to stand your own ground and push for your own interests in a relationship, a great way to show that you care can be to recommend doing fun things that you know your loved ones want to do, even if you, yourself, aren’t necessarily crazy about the idea.

 

Be a source of joy and brightness in their lives, especially when times are dark

 

No one is positive or happy all the time, but it’s important to understand that the people you care most about in this world likely look to you for comfort and strength in the times when they feel at their lowest.

 

Simply working on yourself to see the positive in life, to be optimistic and proactive, and to offer words of encouragement when needed, can result in a significant boost to the wellbeing of your loved ones.

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How Yoga Brings Women Together Instead of Competing Against Each Other

By Guest Blogger Meera W.

How Yoga Brings Women Together Instead of Competing Against Each Other

As women, we can often tend to compete with each other. We measure ourselves to other women based on looks, relationship status, success, and how well our kids behave. This need to compete comes from a place within that can be managed. If you’ve ever been in a room full of women in an intense yoga class, you’ll find that at the end of the class, there’s a sense of togetherness.

The quiet whispers are words of encouragement and gratitude towards each other. Yoga has the ability to heal many of our wounds that cause judgment. As we touch upon the deepest energy within, we become more open, loving, and compassionate towards others. The unnecessary need to compare or compete simply falls away. Here are some of the things I’ve noticed in myself when I do yoga regularly.

Walls Fall Down When You Open Your Heart

There are many poses in yoga that aid you in opening your heart. The reason we compete is through feelings of “not good enough”. When you can open your heart to the world, those feelings fall away. You don’t have to defend yourself anymore because you know you’re good enough. Opening your heart also allows you to see other women as they really are. They have the same fears, anxieties, complexities as you. When you break those walls down by offering yourself love, you can also give it to others.

The Relaxation of Yoga Helps You See Other Women Differently

Many of our bad behaviors, which includes competing, are due to the ego mind. When you’re stressed out, instead of handling the situation in your mind, you may tend to lash outward. This can manifest as competing. Anxiety often derives from a feeling of separation. When you attend yoga classes, you will feel part of something. This takes away from the isolated feelings you may have been feeling.

Certain yoga poses, especially those that deeply open the hips, can release a lot of stress you’re feeling. Peeling away at the layers of emotions can help you become centered. That centered seat doesn’t allow the mind to play games like competing with other women. It is also known as the seat of consciousness. Nothing can touch you when you become the watcher of your mind, consciousness, or ego. There is no judging or comparing when you reach this level of consciousness. Many of the yoga poses, along with the breathing, were designed thousands of years ago to promote that mental peace.

You Gain More True Confidence

For those that practice yoga often, a confidence begins to grow within. You might think that yoga is nothing more than an act of stretching, making shapes with the body, and breathing. While that is what can be seen on the outside, something is growing within you. It’s something deeper than the body you’re inhabiting.

When you’re dedicated enough, you can find your truth. Part of your truth will be the knowledge that you are good enough. You will come to realize that your problems as a woman are common and shared upon all the other women in the world. Confidence isn’t about proving that you’re better than someone. Confidence is about being okay with who you are. Going deeper into yourself will bring you the truth about life so the outer competitive nature dissipates. You won’t feel the need to prove anything to yourself or to others.

Yoga Allows You to Feel More Compassion

When you have opened yourself up enough through various poses in yoga, you will find that you take your compassion outwards. When you see a woman struggling with something, you will help instead of judge. When you clear your mind of all competitive thoughts, what’s left is compassion for others.

Within your yoga community, you will meet women that have gained the emotional benefits of yoga. If you’re new to the practice, you will likely notice women acting differently and offering you, a stranger, compassion. This can be deeply touching the first time it happens and also help you realize you can be the change you want to see in the world.

A Yoga Class Makes You Realize You’re All in this Together

Regardless of what level you are when it comes to yoga, you will sense a feeling of oneness in a class. The more challenging the yoga is, the more you come together as women. As the energy improves through poses, breathing, and potentially chanting together, every goes through a similar emotional journey. Whether you enter beginners or advanced poses, every woman will tap into the same parts of their energy.

Throughout the class, you will often be centered and having moments that are your own. You will feel the energy of the room though. This is partly what makes yoga classes so magical. You are on your own physical journey but spiritually you surround others as they surround you. Think of how much easier it is to make eye contact and smile at other women after your class is over.

Yoga will deepen your understanding of the world which will stop you from bad behaviors that could hurt others. When you open yourself up to women, you will find that we are all in this together. Once you do that, it can never be unknown to you again. Competition is essentially closing yourself off to the world. Wouldn’t it be better to stay open?

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Meera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes and others. She’s also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali)

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