First Steps To Positive Affirmation: Yoga and Meditation

I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

Ever feel like you yourself are stuck in the routine of day to day life? With life’s stressors causing us to stay in the same dazed mental state, it is easy to live life on cruise control. How does one get out of the nasty, uninspiring cycle to create positive changes for one’s self? The answer lies with yoga and meditation.

Yoga and meditation can be the first steps to achieving a positive affirmation and a healthier lifestyle. In performing these meditative practices, we can better understand ourselves and practice the Confidence Diet to lead an overall happier, fulfilled life.


Positive affirmation is all about optimism and conscientiously thinking your way into a more prosperous lifestyle for yourself. The idea is that when you put forth positive thoughts into the universe they become truths.

Oftentimes, the root of self-deprecating thoughts lies with the way we view ourselves and our capabilities in relation to others. Whether it is with our skills set, our bodies, or our relationships, there are a number of arenas where people can and do create a negative self image for themselves. However, yoga and meditation can be the instigator towards positive transformation.

While life may sometimes feel stagnant, our minds are always ready to learn and grow – and although we may try to deny it or be reluctant to, the reality is that we can consciously change our mindset and the way we look at life. What this means, and what we inherently know, is that one can train one’s self to lead a positive lifestyle through meditation/yoga and affirmations.


When we get in touch with ourselves through yoga and meditation, our mood becomes better, we can concentrate more, we have more energy, and we can become more optimistic. Having a healthier, happier mindset can transfer over to a healthier body and a healthier spirit. Moreover, yoga and meditation can make a person not only feel better, but look better externally too, which doesn’t hurt when creating a better self image for yourself.

Once you train your mind to positive affirmation through meditation and yoga, you can send positive thoughts to other areas of your life and world to create positive improvements. You can become better in tune with your needs, such as what your body needs in terms of your diet.

If you were not a fan of fruits and vegetables before, getting in touch with your body through meditation or yoga may help you feel otherwise about the foods. The proper nourishment of a vegetable can be equated with tastiness. You can become empowered about your lifestyle choices and be confident about what you eat, which is what the Confidence Diet is all about.

You can also become in tune with your need to recharge through yoga and meditation. For instance, it is perfectly acceptable to steal time and space for yourself in order to collect your thoughts and realign your energies. A private, personal room within your home specially designed for meditating would be ideal. You can create a soothing atmosphere with elements from nature, such as decorative plants, rocks, and water walls to make your meditative/yoga space into a comfortable, relaxing space.

With the proper space, desire, and mindset – and with the help of yoga and meditation – you are taking your first steps to positive affirmation. In the words of the Buddha, “What we think, we become.”

Marcela De Vivo is a freelance writer, yoga enthusiast, and mother of three in Southern California. She has practiced yoga regularly over the years and finds it is one of the best ways to stay in tune with her body and mind in the midst of the business of life. Follow her on Twitter today!

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