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Good Vibes can come with just one daily yoga practice… Feeling annoyed, frustrated and maybe even angry? Maybe it is obvious to say that all of these emotions are valid. Perhaps it’s really hard to ‘sit with’ emotions that land on the ‘negative end’ of the emotion spectrum? Whatever your relationship to your self and your emotions it’s worth taking the time to explore this and if you can, sit with it.  

Toxic Positivity describes the act of avoiding, suppressing, or rejecting negative emotions or experiences. This may take the form of denying your own or others emotions and although sometimes necessary to set aside negative emotions, doing so long term can be very unhelpful and harmful to your health. 

Satya (truthfulness) as described in the Yoga Sutra, guides us to think, speak, and act with integrity, communicating things as they actually are, not as we wish them to be.  Practicing this requires us to stay open to truth in the present moment, as it reveals itself. Complete honesty with ourselves requires us to create a little bit of space, stillness and some slowing-down of the mind.  

With one daily practice we help unidentify with our irrational thoughts  firstly take a very deep breath and then take some time observing each thought as it arises, like clouds in the sky, watching these thoughts as they go by and choosing to not get tangled into said thought allowing us to create our own good vibes.

Not easy for sure, but arguably healthier than denying yourself the opportunity to experience all of yourself, the good parts, the fun parts and the tricky parts.