Unfamiliar situations force us to pay attention to ourselves and to concentrate on the problems. Having negative experience in the past we skeptically demonstrate distruction to new personal and situations. Our mind is activated and includes alertness, which helps us to avoid trouble. However, the ongoing mistrust of our environment becomes a big obstacle in our life. How does distrust become chronic? Why does it interfere with life? How does yoga help to trust the world?
What is trust and distrust?
Trust, like distrust, is a state that is based on experience. The easiest way to track these states are at the physical level. If the conditions of life are favorable, i.e. we have a place to live and food to eat, our body reacts accordingly and sends a signal to the mind that we are safe. If we are in unfavorable situation, our reactions inform the mind that there is a threat and we should be vigilant.
Where does the distrust of the world come from?
Chronic lack of faith in the world happens if we live under constant stress. Each stressful situation provokes a corresponding warning signal. If these signals are repeated at frequent intervals, our body simply doesn’t have time to calm down. At some point, we stop relaxing and remain alert, even if there is no threat at the moment.
Another reason why we can stop trusting the Universe is a major negative experience. People who have faced betrayal tend to distrust new people for a long time. Often there are those who cease to trust anyone at all.
What prevents constant mistrust?
It is very energy-intensive to be under constant stress because of mistrust of the world . All the time you need to be on guard and check if there is any danger. In this state, the structures of our body “overheat”. This sooner or later leads to the emergence of various diseases. Fearing the influence of other people, many tend to ignore not only the cause, but also the first signs of the disease and reject any help. Do not rely on chance and take the situation to the extreme. It must be remembered: “It is easier to prevent a disease than to cure” Hippocrates.
Start with ourselves
Yoga tells us that the division of the world between external and internal is conditional. In fact, the outer world is a reflection of our inner world and vice versa. To be in tune with the surrounding Universe, we need to be in tune with ourselves, and yoga can help us with this.
- Through sensations. With the help of yoga, we learn to find a common language with our body and the finer structures of our body. We begin to listen to our feelings and trust them. We also remove the clamps caused by anxiety and distrust.
- Through thoughts. During the practice of yoga, we try not to get involved in our own thoughts, but to completely immerse ourselves in the process. By shifting our attention away from thoughts that give us stress and distrust, to a sense of harmony and joy in exercising. We do not let negative thoughts take over in our daily lives.
- Through the general condition. Doing yoga, we try to feel where we can afford and where we need to force ourselves, and through this to maintain a state of harmony. Harmony echoes within us with happiness and joy, which bring us closer to a natural state, a state of trust, openness, bliss. Over time, our mind will understand that during the practice of yoga, inappropriate signals of danger leave us, trust in the practice arises, which becomes our island of inviolability, where there is no place for fear and anxiety! The longer we stay in a harmonious state during and after practice, the longer we will be in a calm and open state in our daily life.
Trust and distrust are states based on previous experience. Due to constant stress and difficult life events, distrust can become chronic. Doing yoga, we learn to trust our feelings, remove clamps, control our thoughts and be in a state of harmony. Over time, trust in the practice of yoga develops, which begins to spread to everyday life!
Let oga help you in overcoming life’s obstacles!
Author: Volievskaya Julia
Editor: Eva Rati, Mirra
Chief Editor: Anastasia Andreichenko
Project curator: Kerigona
Translators: Larisa Skibina, Tatiana Sugrue, Elena Lakshmi