I am a persistent negative thinker! I read positive thinking books and I do yoga and meditate, but I always worry and tend to look on the down side of things. It just seems to be a natural state for me. I think I picked this up from my mother who is always like this! Are there any simple yoga moves or tricks I can use to turn my thinking around?
Hello you! If I can help in any way I will and the first thing I am going to tell you may be surprising. It has been discussed recently between neuroscientists, psychologists and genealogists that there may be a genetic pre-disposition to a negative outlook to life that runs through a family! When you say your Mother was like that could be very true and so may your Grandmother or Father, however there is hope!
Like anything we encounter in life we can be sure that there is a choice or a 2nd path. So choice plays a part in our decision-making. Now that is exciting because it means you could make a more positive choice once you decide you can.
Here’s how to begin to re-train your brain, mind, body to make positive moves in the right direction:
- Stand up straight, shoulders back and chest lifted. Breathe in and out slowly imagining that each in breath is a positive action and each out breath an even more positive thought.
2. Raise your chin to enough to feel your heart centre open. Breathe in positive thought and breathe out even more positive action.
3. Make a decision today that in the future you have a choice to be positive and another choice to be even more positive!
The Buddha says that we have a split second before we make a choice to either be depressed, angry or invalid, so make the right choice.
Positive action, thought and mind is a choice. Your choice!
Sending you wings to fly with!
Yocalm and yoga expert..
Anne-Marie Newland www.sun-power-yoga.co.uk