yoga class, both teacher and student utter this phrase. One of several cool meanings of Namaste is: the light in me bows to the light in you. Which is pretty cool to think of each of us having light and goodness within. Knowing this, I tried to remind myself to be at peace with myself and to forgive and be grateful for my experience in yoga and whatever happened that day, or would later follow.
"We're not hungry for what we're not getting: we're hungry for what we're not giving."--Anonymous
This idea was how I was feeling this week during my 30 day challenge at SLC Bikram Yoga. It was the most challenging week thus far. Some days I would get so frustrated I couldn't give my classes more. I wanted my poses to be held longer, extend higher, and not sit out any. I had many ups and downs.
I did learn I WAS giving enough, because even on my down days I got through them; and most of them well. A few days this week I surprised myself. I would go into class feeling like I could lay down the entire time, but when I left I had a feeling of exhilaration because I surpassed my expectations. Teachers inspired words helped, as well as talking myself out of what my brain wanted to do, take it easy. I found happiness in realizing I did my best and didn't back down. Doing my best now includes sitting a pose or two out occasionally, and being ok with it.
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity , wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit."--E. E. Cummings
I found this out this week. I still had days of doubt. I still had days I needed to be reminded. but don't we all? When we find the light within ourselves and others, we see past our physical imitations and we unlock our higher potential. It was a hard week, but such a good learning one!
I have a week and a half left of my 30 day challenge! I can't believe it! Next week I will post after my last day, which should be Friday. You can see my daily posts on Bikram Yoga SLC Facebook page. Thanks for reading! Namaste. :)
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