There are a lot of different ways in which doubts or fears can show up in our lives.
There are visceral fears wherein you feel your physical safety is in jeopardy.
There are doubts around self-worth and fears about being good enough or capable enough of doing this or that thing.
There are the doubts related to financial stability, or fears of the events of the future.
I could go on and on, but I only wish to give you an idea of how prevalent these are.
And we are all subject to them. We are human. Humans have fear and doubts. It is something that each and every one of us has experienced at one moment or another.
"The beautiful thing about fear is that when you run to it, it runs away."
Fear can be useful, if you're being attacked by a tiger and need your sympathetic nervous system to kick in and save your life.
Fear, and we can tack on doubts here as well, is not so useful in our modern world where we spend most of our time in front of computers and on couches.
Fear should be momentary. A flick in the mind when the body is in danger.
It should not permeate the days.
So I invite you here to lean into your doubts and your fears. Look them straight in the eyes and see them for what they really are.
I release any doubts and fears.
In our practice today we will work on conquering fears, pushing past our doubt in ourselves, taking risks and learning to rely on ourselves, our mat, and our yoga practice to catch us when we fall.
So, say it with me now!
I release any doubts and fears!
I'll see you on the mat. xx