How to Balance Work and Life When Things Get Crazy

Focusing on a work life balance has grown in popularity the past few years, and it's easy to understand why.

Maintaining a full-time job, being available for your family, and pursuing a passion to release stress and calm your mind through yoga offers great benefits: a steady paycheck, a loving family dynamic, and the opportunity to grow stronger mentally and physically.

And while there is a lot to gain in beginning a yoga practice, there is often sacrifice.

Here at Flow Yoga, we know a thing or two about balancing a full-time job and chilling out.

Most of our teachers have worked a few 9-5 jobs while we worked to get our yoga certifications and pursue a passion to help people.

We understand the time and energy that goes into balancing a full-time job and a part-time "me" project.

So we rounded up some practical ways that we've been able to keep our heads above water and maintain our sanity in the process.

So You're Ready to Begin a Yoga Practice? Here's What You Need to Know

So you’re ready to begin a yoga practice?

But where do you start? Where do you go? What kind of yoga should you take?

These questions may be flooding your brain as you think about trying out a local yoga class, and you may even feel a little bit on anxiety or stress just trying to motivate yourself to leave your house and try it!

Whether you are just beginning a yoga practice, or coming back after a long sabbatical, this guide will help guide you to the right place and the right style to benefit you the most.

Here's How to Let Go of Suffering and Live Happier

“Everyone experiences discomfort. Even when you are just sitting still, doing nothing, you may still feel aches and pains. And even if you don’t, if everything is fine right now, you may still recall a past memory, or find yourself experiencing fear of the future. When we relive the past and worry about the future, we miss out on our life. In this way, we are all alike - this is part of what it means to be human.” 
-Gelek Rimpoche

Suffering is a word that isn’t brought up too often in yoga circles, usually because it can be quite uncomfortable to have to focus on the fact that we are or have been.

The fact is, all of us experience some sort of discomfort every single day. Our minds may say things like, “These shoes are killing my feet” “Why are my feet so big?” “How could something like this happen to me?” or “Why can’t I look good in this outfit?”

No matter the type of suffering we are going through the voices inside our minds can get especially persistent and annoying whenever we get frustrated, which generally means that we are trying to make permanent something that is meant to change and evolve.

So how do we find the motivation and muster up the strength to continue to practice and break habitual patterns so that we can heal and move forward?

Here are some of our thoughts to help you out.