The most profound and healing moments are usually on my yoga mat in a class. On this particular day, it is a wet, miserable, and depressing day. However, the students set their intentions to attend class knowing that this is what will help them feel better. Ninety-nine percent of the time, you will shift the energy in your being after a yoga class. You will learn to let go and be more present in your life. Whatever you do on the mat, reflects outward in your life. And we truly do great things on the mat.
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One of our teachers, Rachel Maki, seals in the practice at the end of class with a beautiful quote from Yung Pueblo. The quote is as follows: “They asked her, ‘What is the key to saving the world?’ She answered, ‘You, you are the key. Heal yourself, know yourself, make yourself whole and free. Release all limits so that your love can flow unconditionally for yourself and the world, this will open the heaven of your heart completely and it will guide you without fail.’”
Yes, heal yourself and you will light up the world. What a blessing to end with such a positive, uplifting quote to set the tone for your day. It is easy to feel the channeling of positive energy from these powerful words.
So many reasons to have a self-care practice. It is healing and healthy for the body, mind and soul. I find this practice of yoga most helpful when life throws you a curve ball. There will be a time in your life when you will feel your world is falling apart and you don’t know how you will get through this difficult time. In my experience, the many tools we are given in a daily yoga practice help to ground us, stay in the fire and find the blessing. We come to the mat for community, self-care, strength, flexibility and to be whole. So, when things fall apart, we are able to pick up the pieces and move forward.
Yoga is a tool I have to help ground me during the difficult times in my life. My practice provides me with a sense of strength inside me, while also allowing my vulnerable side to be nurtured. I am able to clear my mind of negativity and allow the mental benefits of yoga flow into my blood. Hardships are inevitable in life, but we all have our outlets and tools that help us heal and feel like ourselves again. Ultimately, we are all strong enough and smart enough to heal ourselves.
May you find peace in your life. May you be healthy and whole. May you live from a space that gives you encouragement when life gets you down. May your heart be full of love and compassion for yourself and all others. Let’s help make this world a better place to live in. You are the answer!BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS