Whether it’s a new relationship, career change, travel plans or any endeavor that will encourage a fuller expression of our authentic nature - we all need to up our game from time to time. When we are overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities it can seem impossible to find the time to do so. Yoga Psychotherapy maintains that when we focus on internal transformation through health, yogic, shamanic and other spiritual practices our external life begins to express those changes we desire. Therefore, what we should prioritize is the time for personal alchemy at the level of our energy body, as working only with the mind and/or body is typically a very slow and sometimes ineffective process. This could be any spiritual practice that understands the system of channels and chakras that form the blueprint of our being, like Tantrik Kundalini Yoga, Daoism and Vajryana Buddhism. These spiritual practices both harmonize our anxieties while ushering us towards a more fulfilling life. There are many ways to integrate these practices into our daily routine and all require trustworthy teachers to illuminate the methods. Of course there are also ways to make changes by shifting priorities in our external life, but in my experience there is nothing more powerful than working on our inner states of consciousness and seeing how that flows effortlessly into our reality.