By Bronwyn Ison

Finding peace within may seem impossible to achieve in our chaotic society. It’s one thing after another, one more app to download, another text to send, or that post you need to share.  How can one truly find any peace with all this activity?  I’m not talking about a quiet place.  I’m referring to a true feeling of peace within yourself.  Do you feel at peace? If not, how can you get there?  Are you willing to make the necessary steps to get you there?  Obviously, these are questions only you can answer.

Conscious breathing and settling into your breath can help you achieve a calmness within. Science has proven, proper and restful breathing, can reduce stress, anxiety and known to lower blood pressure. Rest quietly without distractions.  No phones, television, children, or others to disturb you. More than likely you’re a short and shallow breather or you may breathe to heavy.  In other words, you may not being paying attention to your breath at all.  Most people don’t even bother to recognize their breathing.  I bet if you you became consciousness of the ebb and flow of your breath, you’d be more relaxed throughout the day. 

Meditation is another dimension you may care to explore.  Some may attempt to achieve extended thoughts, reflection, contemplation or complete stillness during meditation. While others may use their time of stillness to pray.  However, you progress, mediation can truly be anything that works for you.  There is no right or wrong… except you should try to achieve stillness in a quiet space. 


Free yourself for what you cannot control. This is not an implication to extinguish what is happening around you.  Better yet, this is an opportunity to release what you have no control over and allow nature to take its course. I know, I know… so much easier said than done.  Simply try releasing a circumstance you’d likely want to take charge of and set it free.  One step at a time you’ll be able to do this more and more. 

Without a doubt, yoga, tai chi and mediation are all welcoming to finding peace within. There is a settling calmness that evokes inside a person.  This allows for peace within.   Explore the numerous avenues of which you can take to achieve your personal greatness and peace.

Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga and ONLINE YOGA CLASSES ON DEMAND, ANYWHERE & ANYTIME. 760-564-YOGA (9642)