Since traveling down the coast of California, I’ve been lucky enough to try 20+ yoga studios and their teachers. After every class, I’m usually heard to say: “that was the best one so far…” Each class and each teacher has blessed me. Here is one that stands out:
Teacher and owner of Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara said, to para-pharase: “Let your body just BE. Let your body take off the weight of whatever concepts you use to define yourself. Concepts such as, funny teeth or rubbery elbows or beautiful feet are limiting your experience in the now.” Allow your body to be free to be what it is. Because what your body is, is undefinable. The frameworks that we use to describe ourselves with, limit our chance to just be in our bodies. And we wonder why we can’t experience our bodies the way children do, free and in their skin.
Releasing these well-worn concepts of myself frees me up to be in the moment. The place I find myself in when I move my arm for no reason is an ecstatic experience or at the very least, a curious and new experience. This glorious moment is now… and now this one.
I invite you to do a little exercise: Think on your self-concepts… How do you define your body? Is it too thin here or too big here? Do you have a long nose or small ears? Now let these concepts fall down the drain because you cannot define your body or your instinctual and wild Self. You are born to this moment. Now move your delicious body and feel how it feels!
Let your true and wild nature have a chance to experience this Life! The Yogis say FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real.
If Fear stops you from trying in this moment, remember it’s not your true reality.
There are thousands of ways to become your true self.
Keep attuning to your center
Choose this one moment to Live
Feel the freedom of your body’s movement
Love what you can and let the rest fall away
Congratulations on Being you & All the Best in 2013.