Just in time for the Nantucket Yoga Festival, founder Joann Burnham shares her top tips for living your best life.
1 SLOW DOWN.
Moving slower brings us into a greater state of awareness. Don’t worry. It will all get done anyway.
Take a deep full breath. Deep breathing has many benefits. It alleviates stress and tension, lowers blood pressure and releases endorphins. Bonus: Breathing is free.
3 LET GO.
Let go of the need to have a situation, person or experience be a certain way. Surrender the thoughts of your mind and enjoy what is being offered.
4 TRUST YOUR INTUITION.
Intuition is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. You just know. The only challenge is to listen.
5 BE RECEPTIVE.
Attachment to views is the greatest impediment to our personal growth. Remain open to other points of view, suggestions and ideas.
6 MAKE HUMAN CONNECTIONS.
Spend time with friends and family without electronics. Have a conversation. Listen well.
7 ENGAGE IN COMPASSIONATE INTERACTION.
Extend a hand, share a smile, offer a hug. A warm hug when it is needed can change everything.
8 CONTINUE TO LEARN.
The Nantucket Yoga Festival was initially created from a desire to learn more. It is a joy to bring together a wide variety of instructors from across the country with this very special community.
Joann Burnham is the founder and director of Dharma Yoga Nantucket and the founder of the Nantucket Yoga Festival. The Nantucket Yoga Festival brings together the very best wellness experts, yoga instructors and healthy living guides for one inspiring weekend on July 12-14. Visit nantucketyogafestival.com for more information.