Choosing your lane.
My yogi friends… here we are in this new world of isolation and social distancing, trying on new ways of being and doing. That includes how, why and where we practice.
Yeah you can buy a yoga DVD or plug into some robotic app that’ll talk you through a guided basic programme or flow. You could even tune into the latest Z list celebrity in their sponsored yoga pants.
The choice, (no judgement) is yours….
“Established in yoga, perform action.”
On days when nothing goes your way, when you feel powerless, when you think life’s throwing you under the proverbial bus – you could be forgiven for thinking you’d had no say in any of it. But guess what, you did.
Urghh, don’t hate me. I get that you might not bet taking this as good news, but it is. It’s a VERY good thing.
Think about it. As unsavoury as it is to think to yourself ‘well, that’s another fine mess I got me into’, it at least acknowledges that you always had a say on some level – and we all want freedom to choose, yes?
YES JOSIE! 😉
There’s more this way…
And why it takes courage to confront your dream.
What’s stopping us from realising our dreams? What drives one person to go after what they want, desire or need and another to settle – make do.
Why do some of us ask for more out of life, question why we’re here, and whether what we have achieved is what we even wanted in the first place?
And, while I’m at it, why do some people know what they really, really, REALLY, want, and others have no clue, or simply never ask?
Interested in exploring this with me? Come on in.
The devil is not in the detail, it’s in the denial.
Resistance is our enemy. That’s what author, Steven Pressfield tells me in his book, The War of Art.
Resistance is there any time it comes to making that first step – to meditate, take a yoga class, eat right, pursue a new career, end a relationship, pop the question, write a blog or any activity that rejects an instant fix in favour of long term growth, health or wellbeing. Put simply, any good choice we know to be good for us.
If we let it, resistance will start throwing up excuses of why we can’t, shouldn’t, won’t do what we know we need to do. Stuff like: