For all these same reasons; yoga can also be confusing and raise additional questions, which I find a meditation and reflective practice can you help you build your intuitive answer. What resonates with you.
Today's Tip: Meditate as your yoga practice
Today, instead of waking to a physical practice. I chose to meditate for 5 minutes. From my perspective yoga is both the physical practice of mindful movement, but it is also the practice of mindful meditation ~ creating space for calm and quiet. I often find this space for myself after a physical yoga practice of asana (yoga poses); but I've been craving silence, simplicity, calm, peace....and I chose to answer that calling this morning with meditation.
From Yoga Journal's recent Boost Your Will Power series:
Whenever you're trying to make a change in your life, a daily meditation practice can be a positive ally. But that doesn't mean you have to go buy a cushion, sign up for training, or dedicate 45 minutes each day to some strict, idealized discipline. Keep it easy, and keep it light. You can reap serious benefits from this simple, five-minute practice:
1. Sit still and stay put. You don't have to be on a cushion or mat; just find a spot where you can sit comfortably for five minutes.
2. Turn your attention to the breath. For a minute or two, think to yourself "inhale" with every inhalation, "exhale" with every exhalation.
3. Notice how it feels to breathe, and feel the mind wander. After a minute or two, drop the labels, and just notice how it feels in the body to breathe. You might feel it in the nose, in the belly, or in the throat. If your mind wanders—which it will!—just keep calm and return to the sensation of the breath.
That's it. This micro-meditation is an incredibly powerful willpower booster—the practice of returning attention again and again to the breath kicks the prefrontal cortex (the decision-making center of the brain) into high gear and quiets the stress and craving centers of your brain. Every time you bring your attention away from a wandering thought and back to the breath, you strengthen self-awareness and boost self-control.