Sometimes it feels like I'm floundering around, blind-folded, trying to figure out what to do, how to do it or where to go next. Sometimes I even resist doing anything for fear of failing, or not meeting the glorified expectation I've created in my futuristic mind.
Through the practice of yoga, I am learning something profound. It is in the moments of stumbling we can find our way. Practicing yoga and the repetition of moving in sync with our breath creates awareness for this to happen. Taking face-plants reminds us that we can stand up. Breathing on purpose reminds us that we are in control.
Yoga helps us recognize the part of ourself that gets hidden under our job, the business of life, responsibilities and obilgations. The practice of looking within....even just with a simple pause during a busy day, can transform a moment of floundering into a moment of freedom.
Close your eyes randomly in the middle of the day (unless you're driving or standing in the middle of a road, ha!), and notice if you can hear your heartbeat surrounded by the commotion of life. Keep your eyes closed and notice if you become afraid of the darkness. If the darkness is uncomfortable, keep your eyes closed, hold onto that discomfort a little longer. Let it settle away and soften. Break the pattern. Stumble, fall...recognize what happens on the way down? Now, can you rise up grasping something far more powerful?
Hello, I'm Julie.
One of the many things yoga taught me was empowerment...and I hope to share that with you here.
Bring wisdom, nourishment and a deeper connection to all aspects of your life.