I have arrived. I am home.
Life is so funky. It is made up of these awesome ego created dualities (sorry if that isn’t a real word). One of my personal favorites that rolls around in my head:
“EVERYBODY look at me when I’m great and doing awesome!”
“NO ONE look at me when I’m screwing up or not at my best.”
Sound familiar? If it doesn’t, I commend you and no there isn’t anything wrong with you to NOT think this. If it does sound familiar, please know I am with you. I feel you. I see you. You are not alone.
Our bodies are an awesome way in for cultivating more ease and less bashing of our selves. When I’m in the thick of one of those moments of “NO ONE SEE ME BECAUSE I’M DEFINITELY NOT AT MY BEST!”, my whole body gets that message too and wears it both inside my skin with how it prickles and roughly grates, on the surface with how I curl in toward my ribs, and in my emotions as my jaw is held tightly against those around me.
Oh, yes. My type A, perfectionist, and so many less appealing ways of saying it storms can rage in full tantrum some days.
And… if I can be a bit gentler on myself even for a few minutes, there is a beautiful trickle down effect. I find that after a practice of being with my body in exploration instead of achievement, I don’t want out of it. I don’t feel the need for it – or me – to be different or better. I feel it’s spaciousness and amazing ability. I’m no longer straining and tensing up or holding my breath to manufacture strength; I’m using the space and the smooth efficiency of my bones to BE strength.
Want to explore for yourself?
I’ve attached a sample Body Tending clip from my upcoming series, “Embrace the Space.” I designed this program with the foundation of exploring a short and small bite of time to be at ease in your body. Not fighting it, not yelling at it, and not even forcing it. Just allowing it to do what it is meant to do. And allowing ourselves to experience a taste of “Home” just as we are.
I am perfectly imperfect me in these clips. I invite you to come as you are as well.
Details of the program are included in my last blog post:
The program starts on Sunday, October 8th and finishes Saturday, November 18th at 3:30 p.m.with an in-person group debrief over homemade Chai. The cost is $79.
I would be ever so grateful if you could share this program with anyone that might be interested. Or, if you know of someone that might simply enjoy the way that I consider life, yoga and movement, please do forward along this note with the suggestion they signup for my newsletter here.
Email me to signup for “Embrace the Space..” What could it look like – what could it feel like – if we chose a collective shift toward more space and less stuck? Why not test it and find out?