You can resist. You can control. Or you can FLOWWWWW. All week long I’ve been teaching about balance. Not stand-on-one-foot balance, but finding the delicate center between two extremes. The place where equity and freedom live alongside discomfort and truth. We work deeply to find the edge of the pose where we feel the discomfort and the seemingly impossible stretch and then...we just sit with it. That’s all. Sounds easy, but it can be incredibly difficult; resistance and fear love to rear their ugly little heads when we come into stillness. If we can stick with it, though, our hard work always yields endurance, flexibility and power. Likewise, this translates to real life via emotional, mental and spiritual conflict. Sitting with things that feel difficult or hard — instead of repressing how we feel or conversely spewing our emotions all over people — connects with truth and leads to contentment and balance in life. When we go through each day reacting, emoting, stressing and stirring up chaotic energy, there will never be flow or balance. Attention-seeking, drama, aggression, manipulating facts in order to be liked, saying yes when we really mean no, and telling others we’re ok when we really aren’t are recipes for pain and resentment. Instead, sitting with the feeling, figuring out what we want and then calmly RESPONDING leads to strength, power and amazing self-worth.
Last night I spent several hours out of my comfort zone doing acroyoga with a bunch of seasoned acroyogis. It was some of the hardest physical work I’ve ever done and I quickly learned to apply all of these same concepts. I had to trust my partner, engage in the process enough to get off the ground, but let go of control so that I could be lead without getting injured. It was a liberating experience and even though I’m incredibly sore today, I’m better for it. When we stop reacting to everything around us and instead interact with whatever comes our way, well then when we can FLY.
Come practice with me today as we find flow on and off the mat.
Deep Stretch & Mindful Meditation 10:45am #weyogis #lakewood #dallasyoga #yoga #meditate #regulate #beyourownbestfriend #notetoself #learn #grow #fly