How did the world’s most sought after male model become a thought leader in Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga, and Eastern Philosophy? You’ll have to ask Yogi Cameron, who said goodbye to the catwalk and hello to the yoga mat.
Yogi Cameron had an incredible conversation with Maria Menounos, especially in light of the global pandemic, and he offered 3 incredible tips that we’ve highlighted below to foster more mindfulness in your life!
Perception Is Everything, So Look Inward
We’re in a global pandemic, which makes the day to day living situation of many more challenging than ever, but Yogi Cameron importantly reminds us that perception is everything. We have the ability to control our emotional state based on how we choose to precieve our experience. On Maria’s show, he offered, “Perception is everything. However you look at this, this could be the greatest time. I’m talking to people all over the world, and some of them are having the most amazing breakthroughs. Some other people are having the worst time of their life. So the moment is certain people’s reality and I think if everybody starts looking inward more, and not so much outward in their life, everybody will sort of have a peaceful time and understand what it means to their life as an individual.”
For Yogi Cameron, anything can be an opportunity. For the first time, many in the world are being forced to confront stillness, and stillness is something Yogi Cameron hopes to see the world become more comfortable with. During the show, he offered, “The people who are having the best time and the ones who can enjoy the stillness and say, ‘what does this mean for the next phase of my life?’ How have I been living, and how can I better how I’m living with nature with my neighbors with people? And taking a good look at everything, because this is an unprecedented time in our history where the whole world has to slow down together, and stillness was created together.”
Reduce Your Use Of Mind Altering Substances
Though it can be easy to use mind altering substances to medicate stress, anxiety, or panic, overuse of these substances can eliminate your ability to take care of yourself. Cameron observed, “The problem with taking any type of mind-altering substances, let’s call them, is that if you use them medicinally, for a short period of time, they’re OK, if you use them long term, they alter your mind. We never want to be out of our minds, in that sense. If you keep using it for six months, your body’s mechanism can’t take care of itself.”
Any other mindfulness techniques that Yogi Cameron missed? Comment down below, and make sure to watch Better Together with Maria Menounos everyday at 11a PT!