Anishka Bagla

Anishka Bagla

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Anishka was raised in India and she imbibed the philosophies of yoga and meditation from a very young age. In 2013 she did her first teacher training in Yoga and has now completed 500H in Hatha, vinyasa, Ayu-yoga, Yin, and Kids yoga (Lil Yogi Bears). She believes that constant learning leads to growth. Recently she started Soul Side Wellness, a platform to spread the magic of yogic teachings to everyone. Anishka aspires to inspire, elevate and educate people to live life to their maximum potential



We have so much to be grateful for. Everyday may not meet our expectations, but there is something good in every day. We have one life, so let’s make each day count with a happy mind space. I acknowledge the contrast where it exists, and we are all affected in stressful times differently. For some of us the challenge is sickness, financial, or loneliness. The best we can do is act with compassion.

This month has got me thinking on how to change my relationship with life, and respond to uncomfortable moments with kindness, understanding and care. We can’t have healthy relationships with others and ourselves if we operate from a place of depletion. Hence we must nourish ourselves and feel mentally, emotionally and physically fit to enjoy life to its fullest.
Here are some ideas to start making YOURSELF a priority:

Lets face it, we complicate our lives. We want to be part of what’s trending and that puts a lot of stress on us. To stay fit and healthy, all we need to do it move in some form. Walk, dance, run, jump around or workout. I love to do yoga. It tones my entire body, increases my stamina, I sweat; yet I get off the mat feeling rejuvenated and calm. Yoga gave me tools to break away counter productive habits while cultivating new positive ones. My mind becomes flexible, as I am able to stretch my body and soul to unleash its optimum potential.

Learn new things for fun
Do things that bring you joy. I love learning new crafty things. I’ve recently started knitting. Yes, you may call me a grandma, but it helps to prepare for my future! Research shows that engaging in new activities activates brain cells. Can I get more wool, please?

Other options to stay young: Start painting, writing, cooking, a new sport, gratitude journal.

One random act of kindness a day
Hold the door open for someone, buy a coffee for the person behind you in line, pick up the litter on the street, text somebody something nice. Literally anything that can bring a smile to someone’s face. You might be the reason somebody’s day went better.
Research shows an act of kindness boosts the wellbeing of the giver and the receiver! Double win.

Pranayama and meditation
You must see this everywhere by now. I cannot emphasize how much this helps. Even if its only for 5 minutes a day. Our overthinking, over anxious, over-everything minds needs a break. (Go on YouTube, put on my video, and simply follow.) In our over stimulated world, we tend to gobble up sensory experiences, making our attention always drawn outwards. Mediation allows us to leave the world alone, and connect with our self. Our inner world is just as vast and expansive as our outer world. Does it not seem enticing then to to experience the brilliance of the inner world too then?
Life has a quiet magic we can access anytime!

3 a day
I love making long to do lists. Yet they are always unachievable and I feel demotivated by the end of the day. So now I keep it simple and write down the
top 3 most important and significant tasks of the day. This prevents me from feeling overwhelmed by the activities I need to finish and also helps me overcome procrastination as the finish line is always in sight.

Plant a seed
Plants can purify the air; add beauty and a lot of life to your place. Research has shown that plants actually boost your mood, reduce blood pressure, and calm your nervous system. If you’re just starting out with plants, try a succulent. They are easy to take care of. More philosophically in life, our choices plant the seeds of our future experiences. Lets plant seeds of growth, and water it with hard work, and the
willingness to face our fears. Let go of attachment to comfort and stagnation.

Fall in love with the process of becoming your highest self on a daily basis. I wish you lots of luck on your journey to loving yourself!