― Israelmore Ayivor
I had the opportunity to take a Yoga class the focused solely on 108 Sun-Salutations in celebration of the autumnal equinox. As I walked through the door I felt myself invigorated to participate in this ritual. The practice of Yoga became very meditative as we moved through 108 Sun Salutations.
About half way through I could feel my shoulders begin to ache and my low back got sloppy. I listened to this dialogue and watched myself start to run away in thought. "How will I ever finish this?" and so on. Instead of running down the rabbit hole of doubt I modified, and I stayed dedicated to finishing.
As the teacher called out, "9 more rounds, you guys can do this. You've come this far why quit now?" I felt her encouragement ripple through my body and my mind felt energized and my body somehow lighter. I finished. I was soaking with sweat, with love, with an amazement for how we show up.
So what gets you through challenging times in your life? Here's the wisdom I received from my Yoga practice.
1. Intention is stronger than internal chatter.
2. Community is vitally important.
3. Breath brings us back to the present moment.
4. Stay in the game, but modify if you need to.
5. Commit to showing up for yourself. If you don't who will?
6. Love the process and love yourself.
As you peer into your own life I hope these little nuggets of wisdom become a point of strength for your life. Life is always inviting us to notice our resourcefulness and resilience.
Have an amazing day!!
May You Sweetly Seek:)