3 Ways Yoga and Meditation Will Take Your Relationship to the Next Level
Yoga and meditation teach you to observe your emotions rather than react to them.
Relationships can be trying on both the mind and body. Yoga and meditation are great activities to help relieve some of the tension that comes with relationships. Pursing yoga and meditation with your partner can transform your relationship for the better. Studies show that both yoga and meditation have positive effects on your personal health. Yoga improves fitness, lowers blood pressure, promotes relaxation and self confidence, and reduces stress and anxiety. All ingredients to feel better and you don’t need a lot of imagination to see that this will have an effect on your relationship.
Here are three ways that strengthening the mind-body connection with your partner can improve your relationship.
A Positive Perspective
Positive thinking is considered to be a success for yoga and meditation. Yoga releases endorphins or “feel good” chemicals. These chemicals can last long after a session and can significantly improve your mood. Experiencing positive moods not only helps with your own happiness, but it increases your ability to connect with your partner. With these feel good chemicals you’re more likely to feel less stressed and therefore be in a more relaxed and worry-free mood. Positive
moods are enjoyable for both you and your partner, so you are more likely to value the time spent together.
Lack of good communication delivers a heavy blow to any relationship, romantic or otherwise. Miscommunication leads to arguments that bring out the ugly side of many of us, especially when we believe that a partner doesn’t understand the way we are feeling. Yoga and meditation teach you to observe your emotions rather than react to them. As you and your partner become more skilled at noticing emotions, your own individual responses start to transform. Instead of screaming at your partner when you feel hurt or angry you’re able to take a step back and communicate your feelings more effectively. By opening up a more effective communication with your partner you can take your fights and turn them into meaningful conversation.
Sometimes in relationships you and your partner can feel distant from each other. Whether this is from stress or lack of time with your partner, not feeling connected to them can put a strain on your relationship. One of the central focuses of yoga and meditation is mindfulness. Mindfulness means paying attention to emotions and sensations in your present surroundings. Yoga and meditation can help to shift your focus to being more present with your partner. You will become more attuned to their thoughts and feelings. This will create happiness in your relationship which will lead to you feeling like you can connect with your partner on an emotional level.
More and more, yoga and meditation are being seen as medicine for the body, mind and soul. Bringing your yoga and meditation practices into your relationship, will result in great moments of happiness and connection. Looking for some inspiration? Please click on the following links to get inspired on how to do partner exercises in yoga or meditation. So, what are you waiting for?