How To Find Your Ikigai With Yoga?

Ikigai is the Japanese secret to a long and happy life, a  "raison d’être". Finding your ikigai is finding your life purpose, the reason you wake up excited in the morning, a career that aligns with your values and brings you a sense of fulfilment that you crave. 

How can you find your ikigai with the help of yoga?

In this article, we will guide you through the process of finding your ikigai by leaning on yoga principles. Exciting!

Understanding ikigai

Ikigai leans on 4 intersecting pillars:

1. What you love

2. What you are good at

3. What the world needs

4. What you can be paid for 


Here is how the practice of yoga can help with finding your ikigai:

Embracing the journey with yoga

As a yoga teacher, I've had the privilege of guiding individuals on their journey to discover their ikigai. Yoga is not just about physical postures; it's a holistic practice that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Through breathwork, meditation, and mindful movement, yoga helps individuals tap into their inner selves and uncover their deepest desires and passions.

Connecting with your true Self

Finding your ikigai starts with self-reflection and introspection. Take a moment to ask yourself: What brings me joy? What am I passionate about? What are my strengths and talents? By tuning into your intuition and listening to your inner voice, you can gain valuable insights into your true purpose...

Cultivating gratitude and presence

Gratitude and presence are essential components of finding your ikigai. By practicing gratitude for the present moment and all that it offers, you can cultivate a sense of fulfillment and contentment. Similarly, cultivating presence through mindfulness allows you to fully engage with life and connect with your innermost desires.

Nurturing your passions

Once you've identified your passions and strengths, it's important to nurture them. Whether it's through pursuing hobbies, volunteering, or exploring new career opportunities, investing time and energy into what brings you joy is key to living a fulfilling life aligned with your ikigai.

Finding your ikigai is a journey of self-discovery and self-expression. Embrace this journey with an open heart and a curious mind.

Remember to practice self-reflection, cultivate gratitude and presence, and nurture your passions along the way!

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