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Amazing post.

This should be upvoted to the front page of Steemit!

"I eventually realized I was lacking compassion..."

I came to the same conclusion, and I sincerely hope the rest of the world slowly comes to this realization. Without compassion and empathy, the world will burn in perpetuity. There's just no other possible outcome.

If a decent chunk of the population starts devoting some time on a daily basis to halting the incessant activity of their own minds, we'll be living in a very different world.

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Very true words!

Wow, an inspiring post. Yoga, allows a human body to cross all the boundaries and find peace. This is the most purest and magical experience, and apparently this is life.
We get into all sorts of worldly attachments, and eventually we get addicted to all unwanted things. Yoga teaches a human being to experience life.

Hope you will like my recent post on yoga
https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@mrs.ginger/yoga-the-union

Please follow me
Thank you :)

defnitely not one of my options,
but i see where are you when you talk about stress removal.

i successfully killed all my connections with media industry after 15 years.
but if im still in, guess id turn to yoga till now =)

i used to fight it by completely separating work from rest of my day. it was not easy, sometimes work used to last for days, nights, weeks - before i get my own time. or i steal the day and go fishing to some remote god forgotten place, only to be called back because ‚‚emergency" just few hours after i arrive. and emergencies are every day.

hopes ill never have to get back into machine ^

and hat down to you, use all the weapons from arsenal, just remain sane and healthy :D

These are very helpful thoughts and tools for rising above the fray. Thank you for the links and for spreading your peace on Steemit!

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I'm glad you liked this article, the subject very close to my heart! :)

It's been 3 months since I started meditating and the effects are remarkable. It is important to take some time during the day to reflect and find balance. It's good to have you here, Carey.

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Yay! So glad to hear that it's improving your life. A simple practice goes a really long way. :) I started meditating in the morning before going online about a year ago, and I can't even fathom how I used to get by without it!

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That is how I start my mornings too now :) By the way, I'm a long time Anti-Media fan <3

Haven't joined the yoga club yet (the pants wouldn't fit me) but...I can relate. I've recently been successful at removing around 99% of the negativity for my feed on FB (most of which was political). I'll be composing my own post about that soon as I get my laptop back. Right now im relegated to writing via my phone...and that's annoying.

Love your posts, though.

🤘

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Yoga is a LOT more than what you're seeing in the Americanized corporate classes, and definitely has nothing to do with the tight pants.

Ashtanga is made up of 8 limbs, one of which is the asanas that the western programs seem to focus on so much. The internal work is the focus, and the physical work is heavily to help bring you into the present for it.

Hey Carey, Just wanted to ask.. are planks included in yoga or not?

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Hi, yep! Both on the hands and the forearms. :)

thanks for sharing your knowledge with us :))
Now i am really motivated to do yoga !

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So happy to hear that! Let me know if you have any questions! My email is in the article. :) Yoga is my second passion after promoting peace and freedom!

So ,when finding ones self in a state of informational anxiety, strech it out, an relax
breath,...tension gone,
Absolutely!
"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society” –J.Krishnamurti.
Very good read and vids!
Lynn

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Thank you, and such a great quote!

Hello @careywelder, I really enjoyed reading your article. I totally hear you, how challenging it's been for you to deal with the ignorance of the programmed minds, but I'm pleased to hear that you've come a long way practicing compassion for yourself and them. It is key to realize we can only change ourselves, and by trying to force others into our way of thinking, no matter how enlightened we think it is, is only going to bring us frustration and anger. Control is not the way! Allowing, presence, compassion.. all of the goodness we wish to see more in others, we need to generate in greater measure.

I'm glad to meet you.

I also just wrote a post about my experiences and learnings from meditation, if you fancy checking it out.

https://steemit.com/spirituality/@bristena94/why-meditating-is-slowly-but-surely-changing-my-life-for-the-better

So true...
Yoga is a very helpful tool to bring more peace in yourself.
I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which is quite intense, and do a few yoga exercises after each training. These extra exercises help my balance a lot.
Cheers!

Great article! Yoga it's good either for soul and mind! thanks to yoga you can increase your brain plasticity as well! if you want read my first article and follow me! cheers :)

Thank you so much for this article.
I'm new on steemit and appreciate to see that people value a lot well-being on this platform. Meditation, just as you explainted, helped me to live in the present moment rather than past or future. And the results are amazing.

Keep spreading thses useful tools.

And don't forget to follow me :)

I've been doing deep breathing exercises for years (not actively thinking about the fact that I'm doing them) in order to deal with stress. Until I went to a few different trainings that were "voluntary" as part of my job (to be clear, everyone had to do it, not just specific individuals), I learned that I was actually "meditating".

By controlling your breathing, you are able to slow down your thought process, as well as your heart rate and lower your stress levels. The rhythmic pattern is soothing.

In the few times that I've tried Yoga, I noticed that breathing was a huge part of the exercise and I enjoyed that. I may not know all of the positions and poses, but I do appreciate the process and would probably get more into it if I had the time to take classes. Work, Work, Work, you know.. and traveling 80% of the time for work doesn't really help consistency with classes either.

Anyway, enough of me. Thanks for sharing your story and rituals. I'm sure this will be helpful to others!

(and welcome to the community!)

namaste carey

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You forgot the "Jesus loves you" part ... just sayin' ... the meme is still h0t.

Meditation has been phenomenal! Thank you for your post. Yoga is something I will be adding soon. Have you ever tried doTERRAs yoga collection oils: Arise, Anchor and Align? They are awesome!

Great. It's really important to have a way to process emotional energy when you are setting off down a non-conformist path. The mind control is very strong and it's easy to get sucked into confrontation and fighting, rather than maintaining focus on creating something new. My techniques of choice are based on EFT (aka tapping) which is great for clearing the residue of collective limiting beliefs. I am shortly going to be holding free group sessions for Steemit members to support this community in resolving emotional blocks that are stopping them creating their life of choice.

Nice post Carey. It's good to be reminded of the importance of daily meditation. Upvoted and Resteemed :)

So many people has taken social media as a place of seeking solace outside the real world, thereby shying away from the realities of life! Am happy you finally realised there is better way out which you discovered in Yoga and i hope others can see this and learn!
Your post is informative

Awesome Blog keep up the great work!!!

Great article! Really in depth with tons of passion! Very happy I found a quality author. Looking forward to more of your posts. (Jew World Order? New heard that one before!)

Yoga is not my thing really but I understand what you want to say, I acomplish these things with basic stretching and body-weight workout. Great article, btw

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Yes! Finding your center is key to starting the day off right. Thank you for sharing. Namaste :)

hi i am very glad to hear it change your life.
Yoga is a very helpful exercise to bring more peace in body.

@careywedler I love this article. I have always been interested in activities that help release stress, and calm the inner mind. I myself try to practise mindfulness whenever I can. Thank you for sharing this! You have my vote.

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You're definitely on the right path when you're accused of living on both the right and left sides of the aisle. There is an inherent peace when you give up taking either of those sides and committing to simple ideas like freedom rather than convoluted platforms and complicated policies. Nice post Carey. Think I'll go stretch... ❤

Spectacular masterpiece....love yoga

NICe!
Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu
Thanks for this post!

I actually never watch the news or read the papers. It just makes me stressed and feel bad. I try to spread positivity instead. And I also love yoga and meditation. Great post :)

YES! So much wasted energy on conflict could be reallocated if we just learn to calm ourselves and feel emotions without reacting impulsively.

The benefits of yoga and meditation are many and endless!

The success of the system is precisely that: the same oppressed subjects defend the system that oppresses them even with their lives, including the life of the other, and be seen as an act of patriotism worthy of applause. They have done, the corrupted statists (that are the majority) a great effort of the hand of conglomerates and private institutions, to obtain that. That our effort of fight against this looks small, but it is not it. And, I think that the key is in the union of the small pieces, from their capacities and possibilities of action, to arm a great aparago of struggle (peaceful) against this system. All this, I also thought about it and I was doing it from a way of being more violent before knowing the meditation and yoga, and now after this time practicing (now I am practitioner and Ashtanga Teacher), I have also realized that compassion is fundamental within this struggle (peaceful) for freedom and our other rights, whether we have them and want to take them away or we no longer have them, as in the case of some countries and people around the world. Thank you very much for being such an incredible article, I fell in love, and I want to continue reading you, so I will follow you from today. Thank you.

excellent, I felt really inspired. A pleasure to have read. Venezuelans need to expand in this regard

I like the point about overcoming the hurdle of a "failed" meditation! Often if I don't come out of one relaxed I will at least have a better idea of what I need to get over, and that isn't a failure to me.