I’m new to yoga, apart from a few sessions with some girlfriends it’s something I have wanted to do and never made the time for. Today I went to One Hot Yoga in Potts Point. As shallow as this may sound, I love the studio because its stylish and filled with the beautiful fragrance of burning oils. The teachers are excellent and the sessions inspiring.
YOUR BODY SHARES ITS WISDOM
Today I was surprised how tight my body was. It felt like scar tissue was being ripped apart as I moved into each pose. I felt tense, sore and rigid. As I allowed myself to breathe through a fricking painful pose it dawned on me (bare with me.. I’m going to sound a little woo woo) the reason my body is so tight is because for the past year I have been battling a horrible divorce and been living under a lot of stress and anger. I have not accepted my life and have been in deep resistance. Holding on to what I thought my life should look like. As I tried to surrender all the emotions came flooding out. I felt my body tensing with every release and breath… all until the yoga teacher said
“between each pose we will rest and allow our body to surrender. We all crave security and to be taken care of. Your mat is here for you, holding you and taking care of you. Its safe. You can surrender”
This was music to my soul and more importantly my muscles. It was the first time in a long time that I felt safe and I could feel my body slowly release.
IT’S TIME TO LET GO
Although I have a fair way to go, I know I must forgive my ex-husband – it is time. I have decided to let go. Let go the anger, hurt, fear, disbelief. The only way I can do this is through prayer and gratitude.
Thank you for this beautiful day and for making me me. Thank you for giving me the courage to go on this journey and to let go. Thank you for being supportive and providing so much support and love in my life. I surrender and let go! Day by day, help me to trust in life again. Fill my heart with love and joy. Allow me to see the blessing in this and let it shape me into being a kinder woman to all those in my life. Allow kindness to be in my mind, on my tongue and in my heart.
I love you
WORD FOR THE WEEK
BE KIND TO YOURSELF. BE KIND TO OTHERS. BE KIND TO THE WORLD