Monthly Archives: July 2011
Backbends are about trust, in yourself and others. Being willing to open to possibility, to love and to life Backbending doesn’t just open our pelvis, where we hold emotion, our throat allowing us to communicate and our heart opening us to give and receive love…it opens us to possibility, to accepting fear as a challenge not a restriction. I now feel the spontaneous urge to open into a backbend more often! Personally in opening my heart I have been open to the possibility of being vulnerable in love. I’ve observed old ingrained defences and barriers come down. I’ve noticed myself change and explore a new spaciousness at my heart and in my soul! I am learning that another side of fear can be fun, and that accepting that fear exists and I will never totally remove it has allowed me to expand my potential, emotionally, physically and psychologically. I love yoga cos yoga has helped me to love!! We all get scared. You can but recognize it as a part of our ego; accept it’s there but don’t allow it to restrict your potential. Releasing the resistance to being vulnerable. Accepting that fun and love counteract fear is all part of the joy of yoga practice. It’s not about achieving the final posture..but more about how the physical representation of that posture tells you how far you have come on your personal journey. Continue reading
I’m learning that the people I react negatively to as well as those I naturally warm to may be acting as mirrors to something in myself. Any experience that brings attention inward is important, for in being true to ourselves we are able to live from a more congruent place.
Moment by moment through the day, try to note your reaction to people, and question why. What it is in them that highlights something in yourself. Is that a positive experience, and if barriers are found to this self exploration then ask why. If somebody takes rather than adds to your life, why are they in it? We will never be perfect, we are here to learn. However we are all basically love, a good energy, so if we are recognizing something else but love when we meet a person then ask why. Could it be a lesson you need to learn? Continue reading