As humans we understand not everything goes our way 100% of the time. That’s just a given. But as yogis our practice teaches us to bend for balance. Situations arise every day, week, month, and year and our yoga practices help us to get through.
It helps us act in our best interest by operating in our highest expression and with an open mind.
Yoga helps us learn a lot about ourselves and how to confront our fears.
Fear to fail and fear to fall.
Face it, when we’re first starting out in yoga we are going to fall, like a lot. But that doesn’t have to stop us. Putting our egos aside, we get back up on the mat and try again! Yes it might be embarrassing, but remember we’ve all been there…
On the floor.
And with each practice, we learn how to balance, and how to hold that pose just so and most importantly, when to breathe. It’s such a basic instinct really. And the beauty of yoga is that it reminds us why it’s so important to breathe and to do it at the proper times.
In life we also fall, and sometimes all the way to the ground. You know, like the well known saying…Rock Bottom.
Can I get a show of hands of how many of you have been there? Same here.
So take all your fears, recognize them and sweat them out. That makes us the people that we are in the future, someone we can be proud of. And while some of those life altering experiences almost broke us, it made us stronger and helped us bend the other way. Even when we were down in the slumps, tears streaming down our faces and holding our broken hearts, somewhere deep down inside, we knew it would get better one day. Because what is life without give and take, but no life at all?
So I give this to you. ♥
While in a physical sense it is good to be able to bend, so as to not hurt ourselves, it is also good to bend mentally. If we allowed ourselves to break, we are not only breaking ourselves but the important ones around us.
So how do we gain that confidence boost?
Spend time with the ones you love, engage with those in the community, get to know each other and praise one another for all the hard work they put in, big or small. Next time your on a mat, push yourself a little more in that pose you absolutely hate doing because when you conquer that, you can do anything. And when someone next to you finally gets up into a wheel pose all by themselves, celebrate them! Let the world, or room, know that they are a freaken beast! And there, my fellow yogis, is that confidence boost that makes the world go round as well all bend instead of break. ♥
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go”. — T.S. Eliot
I bend so I don’t break confidence.
I bend so I don’t break motivation.
I bend so I don’t break relationships.
Why do you bend?
Play Hard ♥ Love Big