Have you ever heard anyone talk about their health as if they are stuck and can’t improve? I teach yoga and too often do I hear “I’m not flexible enough for that.” or “I’m too old for that.”
Well, there’s good news! It doesn’t matter how old or flexible you are – you can still practice yoga. In fact, we are capable of much more than we think. All it takes is the right intention and the openness to the possibility of “success” whatever that looks like to you. We have to believe – and I mean truly believe on a deep subconscious level – that we can accomplish whatever it is that we set out to do. Otherwise, you fail before you start.
So I’m not just talking about yoga here. I’m talking about life, health, relationships, goals, and anything else where self-limiting beliefs might show up. It’s never too late to work towards our goals. In fact, if you haven’t started already, NOW is the best time to start! Whether its running marathons, saving money, mending broken relationships, or simply living well – it is never too late to start!
Remember, everything works with patterns and repetition. The more you stretch and exercise, the easier it will become. In fact, the more you do anything, the easier it becomes for your body and brain! At first a new activity may feel difficult or awkward – and we may even want to sink into old habits. With practice, the pattern leaves more of an imprint on our brain and body, and it becomes easier.
- The more you eat healthy, the easier it becomes.
- The more you practice eating out of stress, the easier it becomes.
- When you relax more frequently it becomes easier.
- When you practice self-doubt, it becomes easier.
- When you practice positive affirmations, they become easier.
Some Hard Facts – Don’t Let Them Scare You!
- Children are like sponges. It’s much easier for them to adopt new habits and behavior patterns than adults, but we can still do it! Our brains work similarly with the main difference being as adults, its filled with so much that we have to ‘overwrite’ old patterns to save new ones.
- We can practice training the body and mind to its youthful capacities.
- Believe in yourself! You can do anything you put your mind to!
- Never say “It’s too late!” You are always capable of improving!