When practicing yoga asana (the physical poses of yoga) at the Green Room you are often thrown little suggestions of how to change your thought patterns, habits and behaviours to help you improve the current situation. Over time and with more practice you start to see the wisdom you learn to master on
the mat, prove useful in situations off the mat.
Let us take this off the mat.
Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to pause and observe. Pause before we react to any situation – whether that be a conversation, an environment, a perceived wrong doing, etc etc. Do you have the power to PAUSE before your ego takes over? Watch how you automatically want to
react. Defensive, aggressive or walk away? Assess whether this is a productive
reaction. Assess how the best version of yourself would react in that
And then, a lot more informed and in control of the reaction, but more importantly how the present situation and your reaction will affect you and
your emotions: Act in the manner the best version of yourself would.
You will be surprised at both how difficult this is to practice regularly, but also how amazing the impact is when you start to take control of your reactions :)
Practice makes better. So keep practicing.
Written by Korinne McNeill.