Don't wait until your next yoga class to take a deep breath in.
In fact, don’t wait until your next “moment” to start doing what you have always wanted to do.
I have started to teach regularly again,
It wasn’t intentional, I honestly bumped into the director of the studio where I teach finding out that she lived only a few houses down from me
Since I have taken a short hiatus to recalibrate,
I have dived deep into Vipassana and creating more space for ritual
And there have been moments when meditation looked like sitting for half an hour and dancing for the other
It becomes a process of mental releasing when I start to physically push out energetically
I start to feel
I start to cry
I start to smile.
A lot of yoga is about taking what you cultivated on your mat and into the other parts of your life
The aspects of your week that get challenging
The moments of your day that feel stuck or heavy
The times of your life changing
We weren’t meant to always have it all together or figured out,
We mostly fake it till we make it,
And you are not alone in your minds worries.
All of the yoga poses are there to serve as a shape, an architecture built as the parameters for exploring and boundaries for just how far you wanna go with the breath
To welcome a new beginning at the start of every inhale
To begin observing
To stop perpetuating anything that is not serving you
To be curious
To be a student who explores rather than judges
It is imperative that we do the work of becoming mindful but that doesn't mean we need to become hyper focused on every little thing
It just means that we are allowing for ourselves to be reminded that it can be as simple as a big deep breath
Because we know what it feels like to move from a place of trust and not fear
From a source of kindness and not insufficiency
From space, room for possibility not the narratives we created of yesterday
When it gets quiet and you start to listen to the wisdom of your body,
When you stop letting your head lead
And you get behind your heart
That is when the practice becomes nurturing,
That is when the true skill of your yoga comes into practice,
That is home.