Sadhana: our daily spiritual practice - the time we set aside each day to reconnect with the deepest part of ourselves (or heart, intuition, God, Source, whichever term we may choose to use). Most of us already have daily practices in place, but by adding a deeper level of mindfulness and discipline (yes you have to do them every day, or at least regularly) those same behaviours can become powerful tools to enrich our lives. For example do you wake up every morning and read something that inspires you or grounds you or makes you a better person, are you fully present with your cup of morning coffee or tea, do you take time every evening to journal about your day, or breathe, or take an epsom salt bath, or revisit the things you are grateful for? Do you notice the weather each time you go outside? Do you connect with a meaningful way with your family, loved ones or pets when you interact? We are sometimes so caught up in defining “spiritual” as yoga asana, chanting, meditating, praying or the like, that we overlook the beauty and spirit of the everyday.
“Everything can be sadhana. The way you eat, the way you sit, the way you stand, the way you breathe, the way you conduct your body, mind and your energies and emotions – this is sadhana. Sadhana does not mean any specific kind of activity, sadhana means you are using everything as a tool for your wellbeing.”