I have found myself throughout many times in my life attracted to Buddhist philosophy and practices. Since its origin focuses on finding the end of human suffering, I think it is a wonderful way to deal with the suffering that we all inevitably face. In a recent workshop I was in, the presenter shared the Five Remembrances Buddha offered to the world. They are incredibly shocking and comforting at the same time.
We often take the miracle of our breath for granted. Yet, it is always there whenever we need it. Yoga masters from thousands of years ago knew this and found ways to use the breath to cultivate a sense of calm when the body is agitated and to enliven the body when there is sluggishness. You can learn this ancient practice and discover how it can add to your overall well being.
If you're like me, you get bored very easily. That's why the idea of a routine makes my eyes glaze over. And during this time of social distancing and staying closer to home, a routine feels a lot like Groundhog Day over and over. I like the term "practice" better and if you tune in to your body's circadian rhythm your practice can actually be life changing.