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Yoga is Dead, and I’m taking a blog break.
It made me feel so encouraged about the potential trajectory of yoga because it opens up the conversation, and hopefully a pathway towards inclusion and wellness as being defined both internally, by our own sense of coming home, rather than by what we currently envision a yoga practice to look or sound like, and externally by approaching yoga as social, political, and both uncomfortable and the most rewarding.
Heightening my awareness by my surroundings.
No matter how much I’ve practiced, and how much I’ve learned… even though I’m disciplined… thinking I don’t need others to keep growing is a mistake. If I go too long without others that, by their mere existence, stretch me, my justifications become reality.
Moving forward: does motivation create action? or vice versa?
We let our fears get the best of us, and we need to figure out how to get the best of fear. Listen to your thoughts. Are they dwelling on the excuses, reasons, obstacles, and exhaustion? Stop it. Observe your body. Are you holding tension anywhere? Release it. Ask yourself: what one thing can I do right now? No matter how small, stop the judgment and do it with full abandon.
Support is all around us. I learned to receive it.
One woman said that my tone was silly, uncomfortable, and didn’t reflect who I really was, and that she was a little embarrassed for me as she watched the video. If I only received feedback like the second one, I’d question if I was pushing myself to the edge. The first one was definitely harder to swallow for sure, but made the second one that much sweeter. I can’t discount either because neither came from fear, scarcity, or trolling energy
We were built to create something from nothing
When I’m low on food items, missing many of the obvious ingredients to make “the usual,” I can decide to feel put out, or get creative and make something out of what I can find. They often turn out to be the best meals, and my kids are always surprised that something so good cameContinue reading “We were built to create something from nothing”
Like a seed, you just will.
So when you are feeling in a dark, dark place, buried by all the heavy dirt that is the noise of life, know that life is waiting for you to emerge from that seed and provide the oxygen that is you that the world needs to survive.
The single most effective tool
is our breath. It turns on our rest-and-digest parasympathetic response, our calm, our clarity, and our spirit. Sit with your spine tall, close your eyes, and breath through your nostrils, including on the exhale. Expand the body on the fullest inhale you can make and breath into your solar plexus (just below the diaphragm).Exhale asContinue reading “The single most effective tool”