Some people reach their prime in high school, or so I have heard. That was not true for me. In my mind, I am still striving to achieve the “prime season” of my life. This past week Michelle Yeon won the Oscar for best actress. She passionately said, “Do not let anyone tell you-you are past your prime!” I felt that deep in my soul.
Being in your prime can be a state of mind or a mindset. After a great yoga practice, we experience a state called “yoga buzz.” Sometimes flowing with your breath as you move through yoga postures can help you achieve this heightened state of being. Maybe these are the moments we are in our prime. We are humans. We do not expire like a jug of milk.
Being in one’s prime can signify several things, and it primarily means operating at your highest potential or peak. This state is often associated with accomplishing goals, showcasing your best attributes, and experiencing success. However, being in your prime isn’t a universal concept, and different people reach it for various reasons and at distinct stages of their lives.
“Being in your prime” often evokes images of people in their late twenties or early thirties who seem to have their lives figured out: successful careers, fulfilling relationships, and a confident demeanor. Nevertheless, the reality is that anyone can be in their prime regardless of age. It ultimately depends on one’s mindset, goals, and circumstances. A teenager who excels academically and socially may be considered in their prime, as well as a retiree who has found their passion and is thriving in their golden years.
While being in your prime is commonly linked to youth and physical capability, it isn’t exclusively tied to any specific age. It’s not unusual for people to reach their primes at different points in their lives, depending on their pursuits and passions. The key is to recognize that everyone’s journey is unique, and there’s no set formula or age bracket that signifies the absolute peak of one’s life. For some, their prime may come early in life with immense success or fame; for others, it could arrive later as they gain more experience and wisdom.
Absolutely! In fact, your mindset plays a significant role in determining whether you are truly experiencing your prime. A proactive and positive attitude can make all the difference in how you approach your goals, overcome challenges, or even how to perceive your own abilities. Moreover, a growth mindset encourages you to seek new opportunities and strive for continuous improvement. By fostering this mindset, you pave the way for achieving your prime and experiencing the profound effects that come with it.
When I am consistent in my yoga practice, I notice my whole life seems easier. This is not something only I feel. Any practicing yogi will tell you they feel the same. If you look at the eight limbs of yoga, the ultimate goal is to find a state of bliss called Samadhi. You feel connected to all things, and you feel as if you are the best version of yourself. That state should be considered finding your prime. It doesn’t matter how old you are or your physical ability. What matters is being the best YOU can be.
How can finding your prime affect your everyday life? You are more relaxed mentally. You take things as they come, and do not allow them to ruin your peace. You sleep better at night when you know you have done your best. You breathe deeper and are less anxious about everyday life. You have better digestion and a lower heart rate. You find moments of mental clarity. Yes, all of these are benefits of yoga as well. 😉
We had a great time at the 2023 Pickle Parade and Palooza on Saturday. Check out our Facebook and Instagram for some of the highlights. Thank you to all that came to support us.
A Big THANK YOU to everyone who voted us The Best Yoga Studio in Living Magazines “Best of” contest.
Check out the events we have coming to the studio. A big announcement is coming soon, so make sure to check in with us each week.
Glow Aerial Yoga
Join Té for a fun-filled Friday night of flowin’ and glowin’ at Glow Aerial Yoga on March 24th! Wear your favorite glow-in-the-dark outfit and prepare for an hour of aerial yoga that will light up the sky! We ask that you not wear zippers or jewelry in the fabric for your safety and to please bring socks. The party starts at 7:30 pm, and the cost is $30.
FREE Yoga at The Lot Downtown
Join Lynn as she kicks off the Spring Health Fair with a Free Yoga class at THE LOT in Historic Downtown Mansfield. Class starts at 8:30 am the Health Fair goes on until 1:00 pm.
Please register so we know you are coming.
Earth Day Yoga, Nidra & Sound Bath
Join Mallory for this 90-minute Earth Day class celebrating Mother Earth. We will start out with a yin yoga practice allowing the body to release and allowing us to settle into our yoga nidra meditation. Then we will enjoy the sounds of the therapeutic crystal bowls. Sound therapy is based on the idea that every part of your body creates a vibration that resonates in a certain way. Sound healing works by sending sound waves throughout the body, helping restore balance at a cellular level. The benefits include deep relaxation, better sleep, increased brain wave frequency, and decreased stress and anxiety. Feel free to bring blankets, pillows, essential oils, or anything else to make your practice more comfortable. All levels are welcome!
Aug 2023-May 2024 Yoga Teacher 200-Hour Training & Certification is Open for Registration!
If you are looking to teach yoga or deepen your yoga practice, join Sunshine on this Life-Changing Journey. Sunshine School of Yoga 200 Teacher Training Program will focus on the science of yoga and the art of teaching yoga. We will explore posture, breath work, mindful meditation, and the science behind it. We will move deeper to understand anatomy, the benefits of movement, Yoga history, and an exploration of the eight limbs of yoga.
If you cannot make it in person, our 200-Hour Training has virtual Certifications available to start today!
You can sign up now for 100% in-person or 100% virtual Aerial Teacher Training as well. Check out all the details at https://www.sunshineyogashack.com/school-of-yoga/.
Our 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training will begin in August, in person, virtual or hybrid. Details coming soon.
Find your prime this week and take a class in the studio or online. If you don’t have the Sunshine Yoga Shack app, download it from your app store and book classes today.
Love and light,