In yoga, warrior poses are used to increase endurance, strength, + patience — It’s all about settling into what’s uncomfortable + finding your calm within the storm. We can take this practice into our daily lives, when we’re hit with tough times + find it hard to accept the things we can’t control. CHAARG girls are warriors every day, even if they don’t always realize it. As you swing your arms up + back through these poses, opening your heart through the motions, imagine yourself swinging a sword at whatever obstacles may stand in your way. Are you caught up in negative thinking? Overwhelmed by work or school? Facing tough decisions + feeling lost in the midst of it all? Grab a friend ++ roll out that yoga mat to to call upon your inner strength [it’s been there all along].
FIND YOUR STRENGTH + RADIATE LIGHT
When we build our strength from the inside out, it creates a ripple effect that flows into all other aspects of our lives. Choose to be a warrior not only for yourself, but for all those around you. Be passionate in all that you do — write words that inspire, share messages of hope, + cheer on other CHAARGies through Insta. Most importantly, teach others how to harness their own inner warriors, by empowering them to tackle their fears, dream big, + keep the positive message going. Once you embrace a life that radiates light + positivity, the good things always come back to ya [we promise ; )]. Here’s a few tips on how to get those good #vibes flowin’ —
1] CREATE SELF-AFFIRMATIONS
Each day, remind yourself that you’re killin’ it in everything you do. Leave a note on your mirror or write one in your phone — wherever you’ll see it the most. Some ideas include “I am at home in my body, all is well” or “I am open to new + wonderful changes” — make your message your own!
2] MEET + INTERACT WITH NEW PEOPLE
Put yourself out there! Join a new workout class at the gym, or invite a friend from class to grab lunch with you [+ try a recipe from the SBFP ; )] — find a squad that supports you, + let them know you’ve got their backs, too. When meeting new people, try to get past the small talk + ask about things they’re most passionate about.
3] SMILE MORE : )
Take out your headphones on your next walk to class + try smiling to at least one person on the way. You never know — they could have just spilled coffee on their pants, fought with a friend, or overslept before an exam ++ your positive energy may have been just the pick-me-up they needed to make it through the day.
When we feel strong ourselves, it’s easier to be strong for others. Instead of hiding behind negativity + self-doubt, challenge yourself to settle in when things get uncomfortable, find your strength, + share your light for the world to see. <3
If you’re part of the #CHAARGSBP, grab your Light Warrior Tank now!
++ Alyssa M [amatts_inchaarg] // UConn CHAARG