I have never known a time like the last few months.
So many people feeling wiped out, wired and drained with never ending colds, bugs, exhaustion etc. It brought many people to reevaluate how they’ve been living, working, being, even the people in their life, and some have resolved to make changes. Scary. After all, it’s easier to stick with the same ol’ and whinge, isn’t it?
Interestingly, for most of you, yoga and meditation was one of the few things that restored energy reserves, soothed, liberated the mind from unhelpful thoughts/patterns/behaviours and returned you to some semblance of balance, peace, health and sanity. All while stretching those stiff backs, tight hips and tension laden bits and pieces of you.
Something has shifted, perhaps it’s seasonal, in the stars maybe. Who knows. Now there is a distinct sense of moving forward, perhaps in a way you’ve not done before.
Yes, yoga does make you braver. You’re more prepared to challenge everything you’ve believed about yourself and what you thought you had to endure. You don’t have to endure anything. When you step onto a yoga mat (maybe even lie on it!)
you experience your true self – relaxed, self-accepting, a little more authentic and that feeling of knowing your place in this crazy, mixed up world.
It’s jolly good karma if you’ve succumbed to yoga and meditation. While you may only turn up for that once a week session, make no mistake that its effects will continue to filter into your daily life in subtle, positive ways -noticing your posture, remembering to breathe, scheduling ‘me time’, going easy on yourself, and others. Making to do lists from a wiser space.
Everyone deserves the opportunity of finding themselves on a yoga mat, don’t you think?