“Peace is not always easy to grasp or keep close. In the process of attaining and protecting it, you may find yourself tired, weary, and uncertain on how to keep your peace safe. While being uncertain is normal, continue to commit yourself to peacefulness. You are worthy of every drop of sweetness and ease that you encounter. Being tested is a part of the journey. Giving up, and letting go, is not.” ― Alex Elle
When was the last time you slowed down?
I can honestly say that, for me, it's been a bit.
If it's not work, it's overcoming technical difficulties. If it's not overcoming technical difficulties, it's not having enough time. If it's not not having enough time, it's navigating roommates or partners or children or parents.
There is always something that has to be done, something we have to rush toward.
So this is my invitation to slow down.
To take a breath.
To notice the colors of the sky.
To catch a glimpse of a flower in bloom.
To sit on the ground and wrestle with your cat/dog/child/gerbil whatever.
If there's one thing I know, through experience and being Arian (a person born under the sign of Aries), it's this: you will never successfully accomplish anything if you spend all of your time and energy juggling all of the things.
One needs to find focus.
Focus and breath.
And yoga. Duh.
This week's free class is a bit longer than we normally have, because we move slow and really work on feeling into the postures.
Rather than jumping from pose to pose (but don't worry, we do jump) we move with grace (and strength) in and out of the postures.
We find breath and stillness, a bit of sweat, and a lot of joy.
Meet you there.