Self-confidence can be understood as self-assurance in owns personal judgment, capability, autonomy or power. It is the positive belief that one has the competence or ability to achieve what one wishes to do. While self-confidence typically increases through experience of having accomplished a certain task or activity, sometimes it’s necessary to have self-confidence in order to start the very endeavour we fear. Without self-confidence, we lack the drive to perform extraordinary things for ourselves, we become convinced we are incapable for whatever reason and we let fear take over and conquer us. If you've been feeling a bit low, and would like to increase your self-confidence and self love, Laprana can help.
Through experiencing a therapeutic approach of unconditional positive regard and learning a series of specifically designed positive self-affirmations, breathing exercises, yoga asanas and meditations, a deep level of self-confidence and self-love can be fostered.
Here are some other general ways yoga helps to enhance self-confidence:
• Increases self-awareness. Through an increased self-awareness, you improve your sense of self-acceptance and confidence builds. Through the practice of yoga, we learn to increase awareness to let go of ego, and when the ego is dissolved, many fears and doubts associated with the ego, such as self-doubt, also dissolve.
• Increases positive self-talk. It’s nearly impossible to feel confident when you’re constantly using negative self-talk. Through the practice of yoga, we learn the importance of treating ourselves with love and kindness and practising a more positive, nurturing self-talk that allows us to move more freely through the postures.
• Encourages ongoing self-growth which generates self-love. Whether you’re working to improve your flexibility, strength, inner peace or connection to the world around you- through the ongoing journey of self-growth, you quickly move from accepting yourself, to liking yourself, to loving yourself beyond ego.
• Promotes gratitude and abundance. Through practicing gratitude, we learn to be grateful for what one already has in their life. Instead of focusing on all that is yet to be and experiencing the associated worry, fear and self-doubt, we learn to be grateful of what we already have, generating the confidence necessary to attract much more.
• Detoxifies the mind through meditation. Through the practice of mindfulness meditation, we learn how to quiet the mind, reduce unwanted thoughts and emotions and bring about a state of inner calm.
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BPsych(Hons) & Registered Yoga Teacher
My aim is to improve the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of the individual using a holistic, mind-body model of wellness. I take a philosophical, person-centred approach as I work together with the client to uncover the underlying issue at hand. By identifying the root cause of an issue, I believe we can more readily achieve transformative, lasting wellbeing. Based on the premise that every individual is complex and unique; treatment is tailored and personalised to suit the particular physical, mental, emotional and social needs of each individual.
After completing my Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) at Queensland University of Technology, I travelled to India where I completed my yoga teacher training course. Since then, I have lived between Brisbane, Byron Bay and Melbourne, working both nationally and internationally to integrate my passions in yoga and psychology.
By layering and melding ancient Eastern Yoga philosophy with more contemporary Western models of psychology, the profound principles buried in each of them become clearer and stronger, and an intensity of effectiveness becomes possible. Using a synergistic blend of techniques from both East and West, I believe deeply transformative, whole-self healing is possible.