The ancient time-tested practice of yoga can assist one in sustaining healthy and dynamic intimate relationships. Developed and fine-tuned centuries past, yoga can help us to achieve the highest forms of intimacy with ourselves, which will make us more ripe to experience this in a relationship with another.
Relationships sometimes take work, and sometimes working on yourself is the most effective way to make your relationship work better. The yogic path advocates integrity and a kinder approach to life, both on and off the mat. These qualities are allies in having harmonious partnerships and meaningful friendships in life.
Yoga increases one's consciousness, which can transform one into a better person in certain respects. Yoga encourages us to turn to our inner self and assume responsibility for who we are, the way we feel, and how we show up in the world. For many people, this translates into a lesser sense of entitlement and lesser need for drama in their lives. Our attitudes and mindset about conflict and handling disagreement, also have an opportunity to evolve as a result of yoga and meditation.
When disagreements arise, which they always will in intimate relationships, the residue of one's yoga practice, can assist them in not succumbing to anger, or dwelling on what's not perfect about their partner.
Being more conscious and choosing to be kind and honest, make one a more joyful partner to be with. A good relationship is based on, a number of necessary factors including truth, empathy, time, freedom and self-control. Implementing a yogic understanding of these common factors can contribute to the betterment of a relationship.
Here are three reasons how yoga can help your relationship work better!
Being truthful to oneself and each other will help infuse a deep sense of strength and integrity in a relationship. It doesn’t matter the the lie you tell or the truth you hide, for dishonesty has dire consequences for a partnership. The crucial factor is that every such incident matters. Being straightforward in a relationship demands courage and is not always comfortable. Prioritizing honesty over convenience will strengthen the inspiration of trust and goodness in a relationship.
It is vital that we enable our partner space and freedom to grow as an individual. Allow them to explore their interests and opportunities - whether it's a meditation retreat, taking a class, having different friends, or perhaps going on a journey without you. Have faith and trust that a balanced approach to their space can instill additional happiness and joy into a relationship.
Yoga gives the opportunity to experience more freedom as an individual. Knowing the benefits of greater freedom and individuality, makes one more likely to allow and support this for their beloved, instead of being possessive, restrictive, and insecure at the other's independence.
Abstinence, or celibacy, was an indicator of monks and yogis in history, who chose to steer off from worldly pursuits. In modern times it is powerful and beneficial to deeply appreciate and utilize our chance for sexual intimacy. A couple should try to make love and sexual intimacy a beautiful and powerful means of connection and energetic communication in a relationship. Yoga trains us to slow down and become aware of all that is vital in life, including the tremendous power of our sexual energy. Practicing yoga diligently has the power to enhance one's awareness, control, and even pleasure of their sexual experiences. A healthy sex life has the power to increase our overall holistic wellbeing and intimate relationships.
Although the philosophy of yoga is from ancient times, it still holds significance of how to live in modern times. Yoga reminds us to not get trapped in the drama and rush in our daily lives, but instead nurture love, connection and gratitude we have in our life and with our partners. Ultimately, by turning this age-old wisdom into useful knowledge, we can remodel not only ourselves and our intimate relationships but also the planet for the better.
By Arhanta Yoga
Arhanta Yoga Teacher Training in India is a Yoga Alliance accredited yoga instructor certification course at Arhanta Yoga Ashram India, Hatha yoga school.
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