The thing about yoga, is it can change us. Through breathing, settling, grounding, moving, flowing, we slowly re-align ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable – these buried thoughts, feelings, and emotions that start to surface. Sometimes we feel down right crazy like “why is this happening now?” Sometimes we abandon our yoga practice because we don’t understand what is happening, or we do not want to face these rising sensations.
Yet, it is normal; and it’s okay. I believe yoga realigns us so we can become our most authentic Self. It helps us peel back and see through all these layers upon layers that have been wrapped around us through our family, friends, and society’s expectations.
It doesn’t have to be complicated. It doesn’t have to be dramatic. It just has to be honest. You have to be honest with yourself, about what you are thinking, feeling and doing. Be honest with yourself about who you are and what you want; and not from a place of ego, but from a place of deep soul awareness.
What does authentic living mean to you?
I can’t know what it means for you. I only know what it means for me:
- Grey hair and wrinkles are okay; self-hatred is not.
- kindness towards myself and others is needed for me to feel at peace
- A consistent re-connection to the earth, with time for meditation/reflection to keep my mind clear and emotions balanced.
- Growing wiser sometimes means admitting I know less and less.
- Lots of water.
- Less sugar (but not no sugar haha…)
- Sunshine. Laughter. Hula-hooping.
- Self-employment, offering others what I am most passionate about: meditation/yoga/art/nature.
- Family first. Genuine connections with others.
- Only giving to others, what I know I can handle (check out Mel Robbins or Brene Brown if you want to learn more about setting boundaries).
Authentic Living is living in alignment with your Self. Whatever that means to you.
Many of our workshops are designed to help us re-align our lives to live as our most authentic selves:
- Meditation: calming the turbulent mind
- A Journey through Self-Care
- Finding the Calm in the Chaos
- Journal for Self-Discovery
- Designing your own home yoga practice