So on Saturday I attended a cracker of a Kirtan workshop, @hopestudioglasgow with @dangronan! It was such a thoughtful practice that took me back to memories of training in India, those Saturday Kirtan & dancing classes were so liberating!
What I love about this Indian style of music, chanting & singing is that there is no competition, no expectation, just connection to sound, vibration & opening up the body!
Turns out, it was just what I needed - but that being said I've had a rocky few days since, filled with tears and letting emotions come to the surface.
You see this Yoga Life is teaching me to be the best version of myself, to be kind & compassionate to myself first, so I can easily be kind & compassionate to others.
That being said, it doesn't happen overnight and is an ongoing journey of self discovery. It's this time of year again & as they said on @bbcradio1 its not always a happy time for some folk.
My body seems to dislike the cold, more each year, with muscle tension & a run down body being heightened by stress & anxiety - This coming together of family & festivities is so magical, yet a harsh reminder of a broken family for us & that hole in our hearts where our Mum belongs.
I am so grateful for the people who are in my life, for experiences like this class and for the kind souls I meet everyday who are doing good in the world.
I Just wanted to keep it real with this post, as its not all sunshine & roses, sometimes its anger, grief & tears - and that's okay too as I need to get that out before I can let it go.
Anyone else feeling the same this Christmas, hang in there and though it can feel so lonely at times, know you are never alone.
Good health & happiness to you all dear friends, here anytime you need a listening ear 🙏🏼💜