How are you today?
What has this week brought you?
Are you doing well... or toughing it out?
What a combination of experiences life can bring!
For me this week has brought a mixture of beauty, reflection, harmony, dissonance, relaxation and anxiety. It has felt very full! All the richness of life has been here with all the 'ahhhs' and all the 'ouch's' :)
I once again reflect upon the importance of acceptance. Acceptance of the external things that happen to us- both good and bad. And also acceptance of ourselves both good and bad, just the way we are, right now. This can be a tough one as the temptation is there to always be 'moving things forward' and yet, of course, this can never happen from any place but where one is right now!
Another re-occurring theme is compassion. The importance of wishing well for others, taking the time to understand the many different places we all come from and to offer love and respect wherever and whenever possible... Also trying to practice this for ourselves, which can often be the hardest thing of all.
These two things seem to lead to humility.
What would life be like if we were always humble enough to face the truth of our flaws?
If once we could fully embrace our own 'stuff' then we could take the necessary actions to repair any hurt caused?
What if while we did this we could also be loving enough to show compassion to ourselves and those around us?
...It strikes me that if this balance exists it might just be one definition of heaven on earth!
This weeks yoga practice is a gentle 20-minute yin yoga sequence to help you chill out and feel ease and relaxation :) This week's video: Yin Yoga Chill HERE!
I hope you enjoy!
(PS this weeks class happens to be one of the shorter classes from my new Yin yoga course featuring long and short yin yoga sequences to help you feel amazingly relaxed, flexible and rejuvenated- Become a Patron to receive all my full yoga and meditation courses :)