U.K. businessman and Yoga practitioner, Andrew Konomanyi, has learned that Yoga is really a lifestyle to be explored and celebrated daily. Many people only practice Yoga for one hour a day, maybe only a few days per week. Andrew believes that to get the full benefits from the philosophy, we should be living the Yoga lifestyle. This does not mean that you will spend twenty-four hours of each day stretching yourself into different Yoga poses. What it does mean is that the valuable tools you learn during your physical practice can be extended to all of the other daily routines and tasks that you face when living a normal life.
Breathing is a good example of how Yoga can impact the rest of your day and night. During a Yoga session, whether at home or in a class, breathing deeply and purposefully is very important. The more that you practice Yoga, the steadier your breath becomes. During the rest of your day, when life becomes hectic or tiresome, take a few moments to think about your breathing. When you get upset, angry, or frustrated, stop and breathe. This will help you cope with your difficult situation far better than yelling or acting rashly.
An added benefit of this philosophy is that it is contagious. When others in your life see you living the Yoga lifestyle, they tend to emulate your behavior. Andrew Konomanyi has found that this is especially helpful with children, who are already prone to mimicking their parents’ behaviors.