life in balance


Whenever you come across a difficult situation,
or encounter a difficult person,
or find yourself in a difficult yoga pose …..
Pause and bring awareness inwards.

Notice rigid thinking or tense feelings
Contraction in your body or around your heart.

Take a full breath in and a long full exhale of release.
Let softness flow through the whole of your being.

Nourishing and restoring
Life in balance


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

47 comments on “Life in Balance

  1. Your description of the breathe sounds very much like the method I use to relax my tense muscles when in pain, Val.

    (and I love that image you’ve used in this post).

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  2. I practiced this as I read your words Val — lovely!

    Thank you. — and I too love that image!

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  3. Just what I needed this morning. Thank you, Val. ❤

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  4. A deep breath is always good Val and your image fits so perfect ❤

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  5. Ahhhh, thank you, Val.

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  6. What timing for this piece. I’ve been tense, stressed, and anxious most of this week, and today I’m trying my best to rein it all in so I can relax and focus more on the things within my control than the things I can’t control. This poem (because it feels like a poem to me) is so helpful in relaxing and releasing. I’m following its instructions right now. 🙂

    Thank you, Val.

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  7. Deep breath as I read this… ❤

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  8. Thankyou Val…. much love and balance x barbara x

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  9. Your post brought me back to some luxurious breaths, thank you 🙂

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  10. Oh Val how I love this, it can be used for every challenge in my day, thank you.

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  11. “Notice rigid thinking or tense.” Every day. Intra day. Intra hour.

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  12. Deep breaths…something I tell myself (and others) all the time. Thanks, Val.

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  13. Love the image and message 🙏🏻💚

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  14. Excellent reminders Val, oh and I meant to say love your new logo photo too.. Great image to go with your post too 🙂

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  15. Good advice! I have to remind myself to unclench my jaw many, many times! And you know what? It helps!

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  16. uniquemind2017

    Love this.

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  17. That’s nice Val, I do take that long breath every time I remember. Yes it does gives a refreshing feeling, rather energizes the whole body.
    Thanks for this.

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  18. Nourishing and restoring are certainly key elements to find balance… I find that some inner work, even if it entails certain “isolation” might help me a lot!… Excellent poem, dear Val… Have a beautiful weekend. Sending love! 😀 😉

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  19. jademarie18

    Lately, I have come across some tough obstacles in my life. Taking a deep breath and not just going right at it has been very difficult. I believe that the deep breath in situations is very important. It really calms you down and restarts your mind so you can start over and figure out a way to handle what is going on.

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    • Keep bringing yourself back to the breath and the present moment…. the emotions will move as all energy does. You are doing such good work for yourself Jade Marie 💛

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  20. Wonderful tips . Thank you


  21. This is a beautiful tip, definitely would like to incorporate more meditation into my life practice.

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  22. intrinsic903

    Beautifully written!

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