How do you feel today?
See if you can go just a little deeper than “fine, I’m okay, thanks.”
If you notice that your spark is a little dim, brain fog is getting you down, and you need a crane to lift yourself off the couch, you could be languishing.
I see you; you want to grow and that’s why you are here. I am just like you; you are not alone! It is human nature to want to change. I know what it’s like to experience the inner conflict of, on one hand, wanting so badly to make a change but, on the other hand feeling unsure of what is missing that would allow you to get unstuck.Read Full Post
Many people long to feel calmer, more confident, less anxious, and more content. And they (correctly!) believe meditation can help them realize these goals.
But when the rubber meets the road and they plunk down on a cushion or a mat to get quiet–they find it’s too uncomfortable to stay.
I once knew a woman who played basketball in high school. She was a tough defensive player and led her team in steals. She would get the ball from her opponent and sprint down the court for a fast break and an easy lay-up.
The fans in the stands would yell and scream each time she got the ball and cheer her on as she ran toward the basket, sure she’d make the simple shot and ensure a strong scoring lead.
And then, inevitably, just as she leapt to ease the ball into the net, she’d put too much spin on it, or hit the backboard too hard, or the ball would bounce off the rim. And down the ball would come, without anything to show for all her effort.
Hi there, Relief, Confidence, Calm, and Strength-Seekers. We’ve got a bit of work to do around the conventional understanding of Yoga in our culture–so that you can leverage your yoga poses to do so much more than stretch you out.
Sure, you can pick up just about any magazine or scroll through your socials and find scads of images of yoga pants, lean ladies doing yoga poses, and even (often culturally-appropriated) “yoga accessories” to purchase for your “practice.”