Monthly Archives: July 2014

How to cope with life’s ups and downs

How to cope with life’s ups and downs –
The Yogic View Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative…

“Pink And Yellow Lotus” Image courtesy of Nuttakit /

In today’s modern world, our minds are continually bombarded with experiences, both positive and negative. Negative TV programmes, the Internet, media, computer games, etc, they all influence and affect how we view our world; in our thoughts, emotions and behaviour. Each additional negative builds on negative impressions (samskaras) that are already in our minds. The company we keep also has an effect on us, for example, we may stay in a relationship that regularly hurts us, mentally or physically. All of this leads to negative attitudes, increased anxiety levels and depression and generally makes us feel as if we are being dragged down.

So, how can we accentuate the positive? Continue reading