For many of us, winter is a time of darkness and cold, which can infiltrate our emotions and mood. If we habitually look to external factors to bring us happiness, we could be left feeling disappointed and unfulfilled. While feeling optimistic about life may seem challenging sometimes, it is important to remember that it is your perspective and perception that shapes your experiences and that you are still in control of your actions, and you have the power to change how you feel.
Now more than ever, personal practices to find peace are invaluable. Now is an important time to get out your yoga mat and connect to the light within. Cultivating the energy of the sun will uplift and energize you, enabling you to tap into your inner light so that you have a more positive outlook about your life and the world around you.
A solar yoga practice uses certain postures and breathing patterns to generate feelings of energy, enthusiasm, and inspiration. Try the following exercises, which originate from the ParaYoga tradition. Use this yoga to give you hope, strength, and enable you to shine your light more brightly.