De-clutter your life
…and live life with increased vigour, zest and purpose.
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.