The hardest part of any journey is the start. Fears and apprehensions can grip us, make it seem impossible to take that first step. Perhaps we are used to disappointments, perhaps we've grown cynical, doubting our potential, (and the potential of others) to achieve greatness.
But sometimes just starting isn't enough. Sometimes we start with the best and truest convictions, a direct pathway to our dreams, and then Life comes in. Life with a capital L, will knock us off course, throw constant obstacles in our way, or barring all else, simply try and wear us down with Time. We become lethargic, weary, frustrated, and the idea of continuing on is implausible.
But life moves on, and we must move with it. Movement is the constant in life, nothing that thrives is still and stagnant. And so we must always be moving forward, moving with the highs and lows, the ebbs and flows. Because if we don't keep going, keep swimming, we drown.
So whether you need a jump start, or a reboot, asana can give us the boost we need. Surya Namasakar (sun salutations) is one of the best ways to energize the body, focus the mind and bring a sense of intention and gratitude to the heart. A set of 10-12 poses practiced repetitively, this invigorating sequence is a full practice in and of itself. It targets all major muscle groups, improves blood circulation and can be tailored to serve any body. Practiced at a vigorous pace, sun salutations are a full cardiovascular workout. Practiced slower and steadier, they can help the body tap into a deeper, more rooted strength.
Add some of doTERRA's Motivate blend, either rubbed into the soles of the feet or diffused during your practice, and the power to motivate and invigorate is amplified. An engaging blend of citruses and minty herbs, like Peppermint, Clementine, Coriander, Basil and Lemon Balm, this Encouraging Blend uplifts the spirit with energy, drive and focus. Diffuse it while studying, driving long distances, or exercising, or apply to your pulse points before a big event where a confident body, heart and mind would make all the difference. And let it become a go-to tool when life knocks you down, wears you out or breaks your heart. Use all the tools you can to help get yourself up, brush yourself off, and begin again.
"Our greatest weakness lies in our giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time."