De-clut­ter your life

…and live life with in­creased vigour, zest and pur­pose.

Health & Nutrition - - CONTENTS -

The word ‘clut­ter’ is al­ways used in a neg­a­tive con­no­ta­tion – messy space, home, desk or mind. An­cient cul­tures have em­pha­sized the im­por­tance of a clut­ter-free life­style for men­tal and emo­tional clar­ity and sta­bil­ity. The pop­u­lar Net­flix se­ries ‘Tidy­ing up with Marie Kondo’ has shaken au­di­ences world­wide, show­ing them the im­por­tance of a clut­ter­free en­vi­ron­ment and the deep ef­fect it can have on our minds. The re­lease, which is ac­com­pa­nied by tidy­ing up, is largely emo­tional. Our minds are known to re­flect our phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­ments – keep­ing a clut­ter-free en­vi­ron­ment con­trib­utes to a clut­ter-free mind. Sim­i­larly, the mind is ca­pa­ble of car­ry­ing the clut­ter along the way, pick­ing up from the past, car­ry­ing old bag­gage, emo­tions, anger, and re­sent­ment. All of these take the form of float­ing clut­ter, briefly in­ter­act­ing with each other to form a dump. The in­ter­ac­tion of men­tal clut­ter and chat­ter can give rise to new emo­tions – neg­a­tive, clouded and fu­elled by anger or fear.

The Ef­fects Of Men­tal Clut­ter

The same way that phys­i­cal clut­ter can af­fect one’s men­tal state, men­tal clut­ter can largely in­flu­ence our health, life­style choices and phys­i­cal sit­u­a­tions. l Men­tal clut­ter causes a form of men­tal agony. The con­stant col­li­sion of bag­gage can cre­ate com­plex sit­u­a­tions and give rise to new and con­fus­ing the­o­ries, fur­ther ham­per­ing the re­quired clar­ity in de­ci­sion-mak­ing and ac­tive rea­son­ing. l Men­tal clut­ter can take up a lot of your free time, en­ergy and re­sources. The time you could be spend­ing on per­sonal growth is spent largely ru­mi­nat­ing over use­less loops in the mind. l Any­thing which is not di­rectly con­nected to your cur­rent state and phys­i­cal sit­u­a­tion can be con­sid­ered men­tal clut­ter. l Men­tal clut­ter can man­i­fest it­self in many forms, most of­ten in the form of drift­ing away from the cur­rent task at hand, be­ing dis­tracted dur­ing a con­ver­sa­tion, not pay­ing full at­ten­tion to one’s en­vi­ron­ment. l Men­tal clut­ter is the big­gest cause for over think­ing, anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion. The in­abil­ity to shake off men­tal clut­ter, emo­tions of the past, feel­ings, neg­a­tive ex­pe­ri­ences and other bag­gage takes the form of in­ner de­mons and mon­sters which haunt a per­son through and through.

Yoga, Med­i­ta­tion, & Breath­work For A Clut­ter-free Mind

The curse of clut­ter in one’s mind is a large in­di­ca­tion of one’s in­abil­ity to let go. The emp­ty­ing of men­tal clut­ter can cause an al­most im­me­di­ate re­sponse and ef­fect on the body. You will be left feel­ing lighter and re­laxed and in a bet­ter mood through the day. Yoga, med­i­ta­tion and breath­work can re­deem even a mind which is teem­ing with clut­ter and use­less in­for­ma­tion. Breath­work can cool the body and bring a calm and serene clar­ity to the trou­bled mind. Spe­cific Pranaya­mas are de­signed to re­lease men­tal clut­ter and re­in­state the true state of be­ing. Try these asanas to get to the bot­tom of your men­tal state:

Yoga, med­i­ta­tion and breath­work can re­deem even a mind which is teem­ing with clut­ter and use­less in­for­ma­tion.

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