In my experience, the positive side of digitalization is all about possibilities, connectivity, horizontalization and continuous change in a multi-dimensional reality. This tremendous change is amazing, but it can easily cause stress and panic. At least I tend to tighten up and become stiff when I feel insecure or unconfident and everything in my world is changing, moving and disrupting, all at once….
Since 2004 I use yoga for support to cope with all this. The ancient tradition of yoga suggests that there is something eternal, that never changes, deep within each and every one of us. It is very subtle and has a silent but clear voice. Practicing yoga helps me focus and silence the loud roar of my mind, that constantly craves attention, judging, labeling and worrying. When I’m able to become still I can begin my journey inwards – for a few seconds – perceiving this quiet inner voice of truth. But the noise always comes back, moving me forwards or backwards in time, and I have to return to the present – again and again.
The result for me is that I become aware of how my mind works and I also get creative, connected and relaxed. I really need the stabilization that my practice provides to allow myself to become disrupted, able to think new thoughts, and navigate in our agile and flexible world.
I also teach yoga in the hopes of sharing my experience and offering people some support in these auspicious yet challenging times.