YOGA FOR BETTER RELATIONSHIPS
Do you feel like your relationship isn’t quite working and out of sync?
You can revive your relationship by embracing yoga as yoga lays a strong foundation and impacts and improves virtually any relationship.
Following are the key factors, which form the ingredients that go into making a good relationship work and makes sure you and your partner are on the road to relationship bliss.
1. RESOLVE--DROP COMPLAINING
According to latest studies, 69% of relationship conflicts are persistent problems, meaning they revolve around issues that tend to resurface no matter how long you’ve been together.
To stop this trouble from resurfacing and ruining your relationship, you’ll need to address the root issues underlying your problems.
Take turns discussing with your partner what this loaded issue really means to you. Listen non judgmentally to find something in her perspective that makes sense to you.
Tread more gently into touchy areas, you should at least be able to agree to disagree or make some small concessions for one another.
Yoga helps you to tune, both you and your partner’s frequency at an optimum level by increasing your balance and centering within.
This results in building a coherent and a greater rapport among both of you. It helps to cleanse your mental clutter, allowing you to see things more clearly.
2. TRY TO FIX IT--DROP ANGER
As long as an argument doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve been through an emotional roller coaster, consider it fixable.
Practicing yoga tends to make you and your partner happier, less anxious, centered, balanced and more at peace with the surrounding either at work or home.
These factors result in coherence and deepens the bond between you both.
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3. BE POSITIVE--DROP NEGATIVITY
Troubled relationships tend to follow a demand-withdraw pattern. That means that one person tends to be more critical and demanding, while the other tends to withdraw or shut down in response to conflict.
According to studies, 85% of the time men tend to be the withdrawer. The reason may be biological — men’s cardiovascular systems are more responsive to stress, so tuning out your mate is an attempt to avoid uncomfortable sensations.
Yoga helps to make you and your partner’s outlook more positive and develops more patience.
Positivity and patience are two strong pillars on which a deep, stable and satisfying love relationship stands and these two factors are key contributors for a happy and long lasting relationship.
Yoga balances the stress response system for both the partners.
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4. BRIDGE THE GAP--DROP ANBIGUITY
A study conducted in collaboration with a dating site, found that 13% of couples reported no longer having the same goals.
This situation is alarming, as research has shown that couples who share dreams and goals have longer-lasting, more satisfying relationships.
Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “YUJ”, which means to unite.
Yoga philosophy focusses on the union of the two polarities, energies of male and female (yin and yang).
Practicing yoga together, cultivates a strong bond of friendship and love which are the two most important for a long lasting and balanced relationship.
Meditating together, liberates the conscious mind, enabling the partners to communicate at a subconscious and unconscious levels, which lays a strong foundation for a deep and satisfying relationship.
5. HARMONIZE--DROP DISTORTION
Researchers have known for a long time that unhappy couples focus on the negatives in their relationship.
An early study indicates that unhappy couples underestimated the occurrence of pleasurable events in their relationship by 50% and revealed that individuals in distressed relationships were prone to attributing negative intentions to their partner’s behavior.
If you find yourself stuck in this rut of distorted thinking, the next time you have a negative thought about something your partner has done try to come up with a more neutral explanation for her actions.
Another strategy is to consider whether you would judge yourself so harshly if the situation were reversed. Finally, remind yourself often of the good times you’ve spent together recently.
Practicing yoga together cherishes an experience of happiness, love and harmony.
It cultivates a balance and patience towards life and relationships.
This outlook helps in developing a sense of surrender and gratitude towards the whole existence.
The resulting behavior is highly positive and develops a deep value of sharing among partners.
6. ACT IN THE NOW--DROP PROCRASTINATION
Interestingly, the ability of your relationship to weather tough times has a lot to do with your mutual availability in the here and now. Unfortunately, over time, for a variety of reasons, many couples move further apart from each other, meaning that when a rough patch hits, their relationship doesn’t survive.
To build a rock-solid relationship, start by acknowledging rather than ignoring the ordinary moments in your relationship. If your partner wants to share something, you should acknowledge and accept the moment.
The goal of yoga is to live in the NOW, to be in the moment, focused in the current state.
Live in the NOW
· Do not live in the PAST, Free yourself of past memories and experiences
· Do not worry about the FUTURE, But plan for IT
· Free yourself in PRESENT, of any attachments and hatred (Raag Dvesh)
7. APPRECIATE, BECOME FRIENDS AND GET CONNECTED--DROD ALIENATION
Remember when you first started dating, how you used to go that extra mile to impress her? Well, one of the secrets to a long, fulfilling relationship is to continue to actively appreciate your partner.
Regular efforts to show your partner that you appreciate her will do wonders for improving your relationship.
If you’re not sure where to start, a good place is by doling out daily compliments. Tell her she looks hot or thank her for organizational abilities when she reminds you to call your mother. The only rule is to make sure that you genuinely mean what you say.
Incrementally spend more time with her doing something you both enjoy. Also, regularly ask for updates on your partner’s likes, dislikes, current stressors, and new interests, as people change over time.
Embracing yoga together, lets you redefined and rediscover your relationship at a new level.
The experience is, as if you have fallen in love once again.
Yoga transforms the relationship and heightens the romance and love to a peak, allowing you to forget the past and start a fresh , laying a strong foundation for a deep, long lasting and satisfying relationship.
This new bond of relationship is full of warmth, respect, understanding and a sense of gratitude towards each other and for the existence as a whole, laying a strong groundwork for happy and contended community living.