To develop conscious intuition, we must wish for it, believe it and most importantly practice it! As I am a huge admirer of this practice and trust that thanks to it I am where I am in my life just now, I would love to offer you few tools that might help you to awake intuition within yourself!
"I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely." Kim Basinger
Intuition can lead you into new, undiscovered areas if not only lose its battle with the mind. So use both. Because, thinking without intuition, as Albert Einstein said - is empty.
“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It would be wrong for anyone who would think that happiness in life guarantees us the pleasure of fulfilling it. Meeting temptations brings instant content, but in the long run does not give long-term satisfaction. No wonder the most important things in life are not things. From my observations and many researches I made, the biggest impact on lasting and stable happiness are good relationships with people, engaging in life, good sleep, gratitude, appreciation of small things, exercise, mindfulness and meditation.
Mindfulness can bring us liberation from automatism, the need for immediate response, and it allows us to experience what we experience at a different level of consciousness. From a certain perspective one could conclude that without mindfulness set at the present moment, it is difficult to live and act consciously. There are many exercises to deepen attendance, and among them all the most fundamental is the practice of deep relaxation.
An affirmation for being in the now appreciating every single moment nor it is good or bad with ease and gratefulness.
“May I find the courage to be grateful for every circumstance.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind
Simhasana is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Simha(Lion) and asana (posture or pose). The position itself reminds a roaring lion and it connects the physical posture with a specific breathing technique. It’s a truly great practice to relieve tension accumulated in the chest and face as well as it helps firm the muscle on the front of the throat building collagen and preventing the appearing of wrinkles and the pulling down of the corners of the mouth (which is a sign of the mentioned muscle being contracted). In other words, this technique is not only a great fun but it also slows down aging of the skin.
Bhramari Pranayama is made from the hindi word “Bhramar” that means bumble Bee and Pranayama is breathing so as a whole it is known as a ‘bee breath’. The sound, which is produced also resembles the humming sound of the bee. Bhramari Pranayama edges in reducing high vital sign, fatigue, and mental stress and also is one of the greatest breathing exercise to release the mind of anxiety and frustration. It is a simple breathing technique and can be practiced anywhere at work or home, as an instant option to de- stress yourself.
In Sanskrit Ujjayi means to conquer, to be victorious. Practice of Ujjayi Pranayama reduces a flow of air at a height of the throat and varies the pressure in the lungs, that increases the exchange of oxygen and circulation of blood. Ujjayi breathing during the practice of Yoga increases concentration that helps to hold the challenging poses during the asana sequences longer by bringing the space and strength to every muscle of the body. It also helps to release tension accumulated during these difficult asanas and regulates the body temperature that prepares the body to do the asanas execution; heat makes stretching safer and cleanses the internal organs out of toxins that have accumulated within.
Nadi Shodana is a form of pranayama (yogic breath control), which is very simple and has an extremely positive effect on our body and mind. This technique is also known as "happy breath" or "sweet breath" that is a form of alternate breathing through holes of the nose. "Nadi" means the channel and "Shodana" means purification. By practising Nadi Shodana you cleanse your channels of Energy.
Pranayama is a study of a breath control that aims to bring peace of mind and internal balance of a nervous system. Its literal meaning explains the entire essence, as prana is air, breath, life force and yama is a control, discipline. After connecting these two words we have pranayama which is a control of a breath and a control of a life force.