Thinking back, how kind would you say that you are to yourself?
Are you patient with yourself?
Do you give yourself grace when you mess up?
Do you give yourself a break when you need one?
I would wager a guess that most of us are pretty strict with ourselves. I know, at least, that I am. I am hard on myself, borderline cruel sometimes, and it is something that I've been working diligently on changing over the past couple of years.
So, if you're like me and you have heard the angry voice in your head saying mean things, know that it is common, and it can be ok.
We simply need to learn how to acknowledge the voice, but not give it power.
Easier said than done eh?
I know, I know.
But that is what our yoga practice is for. It gives us the tools to know that we are not that voice in our head, and that what it's saying probably isn't true. That we have the power to change our thoughts.
I'm going to say that again.
We have the power to change our thoughts.
That is what we are doing in this reset. We are changing the conversation that we're having with ourselves.
No longer to we focus on fear, but instead we focus on love.
And today, self-love.
Self-love, self-compassion, and grace.
Moving on up to the Heart Chakra, Anahata, whose element is Air.
Today it is the breath, my friend.
And today, "I practice Self-Compassion."