Journey (week 10)

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Journey:

  1. an act of traveling from one place to another.
  2. travel somewhere.

When I think of how the word journey can be applied in a yoga class, what comes to mind immediately are those moments when the body is transitioning from one asana to the next.  What is intriguing is, majority of the time, the journey itself is lost on so many people.  It is not wrong, it’s just being human.  After all, we wouldn’t have to work toward mindfulness if we always resided in a place of it.  Even the enlightened ones have things to work on and discover, well, that’s a personal opinion.

The whole premise of a moving yoga practice is to train yourself to be simultaneously present for the movement your making and the breath your taking.  Then by default as that deep internal awareness becomes a more familiar space on your mat it starts to have a positive effect in all other areas of your life.


 

Affirmations that I shared in class this week:

I trust my journey.

I know that sometimes the journey of life will present crisis and struggle, these times are an opportunity to grow and appreciate the richness of life more deeply.

As I move from point A to point B, I pay attention to by breath and body.

Over time it gets challenging to pick your heart up off the ground –so to speak- Divorce, death, loss of a job, things affect us.  So when we come to our mats, what we are giving ourselves, is, the time and opportunity to surrender what is weighing on us by seeking a lightness/openness in our heart space and a deeper connection to our core being.  A very worthy journey.


Other sweet J words: 
Joy

I’ll be honest, J stumped me, please chime in if a J word speaks to you!


 

WEEKS GONE BY:

A: Abundance
B: Buoyant
C: Current
D: Digest
E: Evolve
F: Frequency
G: Gravity
H: Humility
I: Intuition
J: Journey
K: Stay tuned OR come to class!

 

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ELEPHANT JOURNAL! “The power of saying yes (and when to say no)”

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