The Power of Positive Thought
This year at Kula we are focusing our monthly themes on positive affirmations or ‘powers’, with the intention that every positive thought is a powerful step in the right direction towards health & wellness. Each month is an opportunity to positively influence our brains through thoughts that are both empowering and uplifting. Our ‘power’ is in this positive thought.
Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.
There is a quantifiable science behind the concept of ‘positive thinking’. What used to be considered a fluffy term, not carrying the same weight as words like “work ethic” and “persistence”, is now considered with much more credibility. Research is beginning to reveal that positive thoughts can actually create value in your life and help you build skills that last much longer than simply ‘being happy’.
To read more on how positive thought can influence the body & mind head over to our previous blog post which discusses The Power of Positive Thought
What does it mean to be ‘Positive’?
You may be interested to know that according to psychologists, who specialise in the area of ‘positive psychology’, positivity is not necessarily aiming to be happy all the time. In fact, positive psychology deals with every emotion, from difficult to joyful, challenging to easy and painful to hopeful. The true depth of positive psychology lies in distinguishing between experiences and outcomes.
The outcomes we strive for should be ‘positive’ in nature. The journey we travel to get there may be both joyful and challenging. This isn’t to suggest that we focus purely on the outcome but instead embrace all experiences. Despite the challenging times, we can still find the positive in each of our experiences, even if it is to simply to say “I was strong enough to make it through”.
Positivity is my Power.
This month at Kula we are exploring ‘Positivity’ as our affirmation or power, which we encourage you to explore both on and off the mat. Set yourself up with an affirmation that is not only positive in nature but also your intention. You could choose one for the month, or a different positive statement for each week or day. Just keep it consistently on the theme of ‘Positivity’. Some examples include:
- I am positive.
- I am optomistic.
- I choose to see the good in every person and every situation.
- My strength is greater than my struggle.
- I have the power to change my story.
Explore and create your own.
If you need a little extra motivation this month to keep consistency in your focus and practice, join our 21 Day Yoga Challenge starting Feb 9.
We look forward to seeing you on the mat this month where our teachers will weave our theme of ‘positivity is my power’ into their classes and teachings.
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