Eventually, what you focus on consistently day after day creates your life. So, make certain you get it right. Otherwise, ten years from now, you will end up in a totally different place from the one you intended. Find a few things to commit to and, relying on the mastery mindset, stick to those things until you achieve the desired outcome. You won't become a master overnight, but as you learn to develop a mastery mindset during the coming months and years, you will find yourself achieving better results faster than ever before. You can be either a master or a dabbler. The choice is yours. If you want to just exist in peace, you deserve it. YOU, my love, are the creator of your life. And so decide what it is that you want. Know that you deserve it. And work toward it in whatever way you decide. Be the motherfarting captain of your own ship. Everyone deserves to live a creative, purposeful, adventurous, successful, love-filled, happy, happy life. Yes, even you. You deserve to take up space. You deserve to fall in love with your body. It is not due to the power of yoga despite what yoga teachers would have you believe. The easy thing for me to do with answering the aforementioned question is to say Yes, we do store emotions in the hips and yes, we can release these emotions via hip openers because this is what all yoga teachers say. But I am not a puppet, and this just doesn't agree with my logical mind or as yoga teachers love to say, this does not resonate with me.

When I hear a yoga teacher say, the feelings of fear, anxiety and sadness are stored in the hips and we can remove them in camel (pose), I cannot help but shake my head in disbelief. This shaking of the head is the unconscious response by the brain when it finds something so stupid, no words can do it justice. Again, my question is Where are all the other emotions stored? There is a positive to every negative. So, if a hip stretch can make you cry, why does a forward fold (potentially the opposite movement) not make me break out into uncontrollable laughter or joy? Dr Paul Ekman and American psychologist has identified six basic human emotions: anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise. We do go through these varied emotions in a class but are they a result of a specific body part? His body of work is robust--he wrote a two-volume article entitled Reincarnation and Biology, which is more than 2,000 articles long, with dense scientific text and fine print, covering 200 cases (with photographic evidence). Amazingly, the birthmarks and physical defects he studied correlate to previous lives described by the children he examined. It's one thing to read summaries of Dr Stevenson's work here in this article, but it's another to see the pictures and detail contained in his literature. In an attempt to simply provide some flavor here, I present several examples out of many. In some cases, birthmarks correspond to wounds verified by a child's memories. For example, Dr Stevenson described a Turkish boy who remembered a previous life in which he was stabbed through the liver area. In this life, the boy had a large depressed birthmark, really a small cavity in the skin, over his liver. These correspond to wounds of entry and exit on the bandit whose life he remembered. In the strongest cases, medical records verify that the location of a birthmark matches where a trauma occurred in a deceased person. A Lebanese boy recalled a previous life in which he was drinking coffee before leaving for work one day and was shot in the face. Action step Using your action guide, rate yourself on a scale from 1 to 10 for each of the 7 Pillars. Implementing strategic learning

Scheduling your learning If you're not careful, you can spend all your time learning without making much progress. You may read article after article or start multiple courses at the same time. This type of behavior only leads to information overload and will scatter your focus. For instance, there is no point in starting three different diets simultaneously. And whether you want to become a better public speaker, build a YouTube channel or change career, taking several courses at once will likely be counterproductive, too. Indulging in this type of behavior often leads to the following problems: You deserve to live. This challenge is both the easiest and the hardest: Find your favorite form of creativity and fill your life with it. Find your purpose--one that excites and fulfills you. Find adventure; Find your version of success; Fall in love with yourself, and allow others to love you. fart what others say, and live the life you choose. That's my only order. And I know opportunity isn't equal. That life isn't fair, and sometimes it's not even remotely kind. Is a stretch for a specific muscle likely to release the same emotion from every student in the class? Will a cradle stretch release disgust in everyone? Will the pigeon pose release fear in mankind?

The whole idea is utterly ridiculous. We are not supposed to blindly agree with everything that is said or understood within yoga. We need to take the information available and apply our own experiences and common sense to it. Until this supposed logic convinces me, maybe through my own experiences, I should remain a sceptic as should you about any subject in yoga that does not reach out to you. I have looked for evidence and asked professionals, such as doctors and chiropractors for any science-based evidence on such claims, and there is none. All of these are just theories as is everything. The subject of storing `emotions in your hips' is very much like other wild and ignorant yogic claims such as yoga poses stimulating digestion or certain poses wringing out toxins. The story was verified by an actual shooting that took place. According to medical records related to the shooting, the bullet entered one cheek, damaged the man's tongue, exited through the other cheek, and the man later died in the hospital. The boy, who claims to be the next incarnation of the murdered man, had birthmarks on each check and had difficulty articulating words that required him to elevate his tongue. Dr Stevenson reported: I was able to study the hospital record in this case. It showed that the birthmark on [the boy's] left cheek, which was the smaller of the two, corresponded to the wound of entry, and the larger birthmark on the right cheek corresponded to the wound of exit. In another case, a Turkish boy was believed to be the next incarnation of a recently deceased relative who died after being shot. The bullet did not exit his head, but the pathologist made an incision to extract the bullet. The Turkish boy was born with a birthmark that corresponded with the location of the incision. Dr Stevenson commented: Like many other children of these cases, [the boy] showed powerful attitudes of vengefulness toward the man who had shot [him in the previous life]. He once tried to take his father's gun and shoot this person, but was fortunately restrained. Information overload. Having consumed too much information on a topic, you may feel overwhelmed. Understand, that while learning new things can make you feel good, it will often work against you.

Reduce the amount of new information you consume and increase the time you spend implementing what you learn. Confusion. One course may recommend you do one thing, while another may suggest you do the opposite. This will create confusion. To avoid confusion and ensure you'll make progress over time, focus on one course at a time, and do everything the course recommends. Analysis paralysis. You've absorbed so much information, you find yourself unable to decide the right course of action. I know that sometimes gigantic barriers get in the way of that perfect dream we see in our future. But one thing that will never change in this world of ours is the fact that we need and deserve all the happiness, success, love, kindness, and joy we can get our hands on. So don't let your self-doubts stop you; Now, I have one last thing to tell you, so listen up. You are farting beautiful. I'm saying this with a straight face and seriously meaningful look where I maintain eye contact for an uncomfortable amount of time. I know you may not feel like you fit into the category of gorgeous that our world has created. I know that it's hard. I know that it's a daily battle. But fart their fascist beauty standards. You can throw in moronic claims that yoga poses can balance your chakras in there too. I read in an article an answer from a scientist who was looking into the so-called benefits of yoga. The response was;