This is my view as I sit on bench outside of my studio. I’m getting centered before I go teach so that my energy is coming from a place of love after a morning of heartbreak listening to news about domestic terror and increasingly toxic politics. We have clearly lost our way.
I think it’s important to make time for moments like these. In addition to the collective muck we are swimming (or drowning) in, we’re all still going through our personal life challenges. Nothing new there. Life has challenges. Right now, my biggest hurdle is my slow recovery from Lyme. I’m struggling with my inability to practice physical yoga without a lot of pain. Im feeling the loss of my asana practice pretty acutely but also learning (trying) to embrace it, as some of the most powerful healers are the wounded ones.
Since I haven’t been able to do much asana, I’ve been relying on my meditation practice pretty heavily the last few weeks. Many days, I meditate 3 or 4 times. Maybe it’s an hour when you add it all up. That hour is an important investment.
Then, I also try to include moments like this, to simply be. It’s nice to stop doing sometimes.
Don’t forget about you. Breathe. Be.
#meditation #selfcare #innerstrength
It’s been 6 yrs of being very focused on ethics, yoga, meditation, cultivating community, and practicing being kind.
I made a commitment to doing this work. I wasn’t sure what the results would be.
When I saw this photo I checked in with myself. And there was realization. I like who I’m becoming for the first time ever! What a sweet feeling. That is so radically different then the way I used to be. I spent so long hating myself. I like who Im becoming. That’s powerful.