If you practice yoga, what is yoga to you?
For me, yoga is an opportunity for me to create a connection between my inner guide (our creative voice of intuition) and my body. It teaches me that my body is a container of love. Our minds are like the balance scales we used in science class: they need to be recalibrated. We witness fear all over the place in our daily lives and it is really important to find tools that allow us to recalibrate our minds. Yoga is an epic re-calibrator! When we recalibrate our minds, we reach our “flow state.” In our flow state, we’re operating according to our voice of intuition. Anything else feels unauthentic – because is not your authentic truth.
Today, I flowed into a supported headstand for the first time!
Usually, I do a headstand with my feet on the ground. For the past two weeks, I’ve been lifting one leg at a time, trying to get the opposite leg to stand comfortably on its tip toes without tension. On Monday, it became easy. No tension; just flow. Today, it felt very natural to lift one leg and bring them both to rest gently on the wall.
I love learning to move my body with my breath. We can always go deeper there, and that’s why I look forward to yoga every day. It’s a new opportunity to notice something different. Physically, every practice is totally different because I become more in-tune with how I’m working different muscles, as I notice them move with more ease.
I’m somewhat of a newbie, as I’ve been practicing regularly for just shy of three months. The key thing is that I’ve been practicing regularly. In November, my voice of intuition was like, “Girl, it’s time for a change! Get on your mat every morning and see what happens!” It has become part of me now. If I don’t practice yoga and meditation, I know that I will be less connected and feel unauthentic. That means I can’t show up for the good stuff in my life in the best way, and I can’t serve others, which is our main purpose. So, yoga and meditation are here to stay. HOLLA!
So, what did I learn from doing a headstand? I learned that flow is all I need. Sure, doing a headstand is cool but the real cool thing is knowing that I can breathe easily through all of the uncomfortable stuff that might come up in my life. We can have flow even in times that seem like a setback – if we just recognize that where we are right now is where we are meant to be.
You are where you are meant to be.
Now, I’m dying to know: How do you channel your flow state? Comment, Tweet, and Instagram it with the #jadorelavie hash tag. Let’s celebrate our flow states tomorrow!!!
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