It’s a new year… are you ready for a newer YOU?
With new year’s right around the corner, you are probably starting to think about your new year’s resolution. Let’s be honest. Most of our new years’ resolutions don’t stick. But not this time. Let 2022 be your year of commitment to a practice that will impact your life in ways you cannot even imagine. That’s why we want to invite you to join in on the Body IQ Life Mind, Body, Spirit Challenge!
Finding Sadhana: The Mind, Body, Spirit Challenge
The power of a daily spiritual practice or Sadhana, to influence and shape our mind-body-spirit goals, is endless. Sadhana is a practice that helps us come back to ourselves and gives us the space to reaffirm our commitment to our overall human experience. This practice allows us to focus on a particular activity and re-shape our consciousness to help us strengthen our internal focus or inner spirit connection. Here are the 3 steps to finding Sadhana that will set you towards a path your desire.
The first step to creating Sadhana in your life is to choose what you want your daily practice to be.
Whether you choose to get involved in a group fitness class, consume less meat, do morning yoga stretches, or something else entirely, your Sadhana is meant to enrich your life. If you don’t know what to choose, start out by asking yourself two simple questions:
- “What is missing from my life?”
- “What daily practice would benefit my mind, body spirit the most?”
Meditate on your thoughts, and think deeply about what you want out of this next year. Take time to journal out this thought session.
It seems simple. You know the results you want and you pick the practice that will help you get there. Now all you have to do is stick with it, right?
It’s not always as easy as it sounds. Even when we’ve made a commitment to do something, we find ourselves spinning our wheels, distracted by other things that seem more pressing. It’s easy to fall off the wagon, especially if we haven’t created enough momentum in the first place.
The best way to stay committed is to make it a habit. Make sure that you set aside a certain amount of time every day to do your daily practice and do it. Every. Day. Show up for yourself, and give it your all. Remember your why and revisit your journal when your motivation seems to be lagging. This is all for the benefit of YOU.
Aspiration is probably the most essential part of Sadhana. The thoughts you have about your daily practice will shape your results. For example, if you walk away from your Sadhana feeling defeated or drained, you may not be as motivated to get up and do your daily practice the next day. This is where picking the right Sadhana is critical. Pick a practice you actually want to do. Aspiration is the key to getting the results you seek.
Start the Challenge. Change Your Life.
Whatever your daily practice may be, remember to always be kind to yourself. It’s easy to get caught up in wanting perfection right out of the gate but remember that your daily practice isn’t about being perfect—it’s about being present in each moment while striving to become better than we were yesterday.
We invite you to take part in the Body IQ Mind, Body, Spirit Challenge. For 108 days, do your Sadhana every day, and post a picture in the process! Use our hashtag #bodyiqwellnesschallenge to share your journey. How do you want to change your life in 2022?