09.06.2016 Yoga

Seven Keys to Self Mastery

Yoga teacher Jen Kaz shares insights into achieving a happier, more fulfilling life

All of us have motivation of some sort, that is, the desire to achieve that which you believe to be worthwhile.

Many people go through life never getting in touch with their greatness because they lack the motivation to push themselves or believe they haven’t found worthwhile.

There is nothing the greatest genius can do that we can’t. The only reason why we may not be aware of our genius is because we haven’t yet discovered our self.

To help you discover your self, here are the seven keys to self motivation:

1. Your Life

Measure your mental attitude from 1-10 on how you feel about these aspects of your life:

  • Mental attitude
  • Physical appearance
  • Health
  • Work/environment
  • Relationship

How often do you read self development material to stay positive and improve your attitude? Is your physical appearance how you’d like it to be, or are you allowing yourself to become overweight not being mindful of food you’re eating? Do you take time to exercise?

How is your everyday environment? Is it challenging, rewarding, stimulating or fulfilling you because this will of course affect how you feel about yourself and your motivation.

What impact is your relationship having on your life?Is it nourishing or toxic? Does it drain you or build you up?

How are you contributing, what are you giving to keep your relationship alive, bubbly and exciting?

2. Be Involved

Work on yourself continuously to achieve self mastery.

Time invested will transform your life from wherever you are right now to exciting, energetic and fun. Read books to inspire and motivate you. Listen to motivational audio upon waking.

Whatever we hear in the first 20 minutes of waking will affect our day.

In the first 20 minutes of waking, our brain is operating at 10.5 wave cycles per second. That’s when the subconscious mind is so impressionable. Whatever we hear in the first 20 minutes of waking will affect our day.

Listen to the same motivational audio over and over again because you’ll hear something that you hadn’t heard before and all of a sudden you’ll get a breakthrough, a realisation. You’ll hear something with a special meaning for you. Read books over and over and you’ll see something you hadn’t seen before.

Don’t fall prey to the little voice that says, “you don’t have time” or “you’re too busy” or “I don’t do that”! Ignore that negative talk.

As you continue to work on yourself you’ll expand self mastery and expand your vision of yourself, and you’ll notice a difference in your life.

You’ll see it reflected in your

  • Mental attitude
  • Physicalstate
  • Relationships with everyone
  • Finances
  • Social life

3. Develop Yourself

Develop a health plan.You can’t feel well and do well without good health. Be mindful of your health and if you need to stop an unhealthy habit be proactive and take measures to stop it.

If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. Make your health plan your top priority.

4. Live Life with Energy and Passion

Mix with positive people. Stay away from negative people because being with negative people affects you. Smile and be happy - we’ve got a lot to be thankful for.

Negative people steal your energy, they bring you down.

5. Self Talk

You’ll hear that little voice inside you say that you’re tired, when really you’re not tired, or that you can’t do something when you know you can, or it’ll fill you with fear sowing seeds of doubt.

85% of self talk is negative. Short circuit that voice, override it.

The biggest challenge that you have in life is YOU!

85% of self talk is negative. Short circuit that voice, override it.

You’ve got to tell that voice to be quiet! If you don’t fill yourself with positive self talk, no one else will.

6. Life

What do you want out of life? What do you want from your

  • Job
  • Career
  • Relationship
  • Life ?

If you’re unsure, start asking yourself what you really do want - but you need to be exact.

Don’t be vague. Be specific and as you do that it will stimulate the super conscious mind to find those things and identify with it. And once you begin to determine what it is you want, write it down, don’t just think about. Once you write it down read it three times a day - morning, noon and night.

7. Meditation

Meditate on what it is you’d like. Meditation is communing with God (Cosmic Mind/Intelligence/Being, not theologically connected). Concentrate and visualise your desire into your very being and, as you unfailingly acquire the knowledge you ask for, listen.That knowledge will come to you. Listen to the little voice that will speak.

Meditation is hearing the inner voice of the spirit that’s forever talking to us. It’s just that mostly we’re too busy to take the time to hear it.

Dwell upon what you’d like to become until it is clear in your mind. Imagine whatever it is in the stillness of your meditation and hold fast to your desire.

Jen Kaz

Jen Kaz trained and taught yoga in London in 2008. In early 2010 she returned to Perth and began teaching QiYoga. www.qiyoga.org