I unfortunately do this face a lot. In my mind, I look cheeky and rock-starish. Not so much. I also like the colour blue and my coffee strong. When I'm on midnights, the girls and Joe know not to wake me up before the allowed time or else they pay the consequences. I LOVE my POWER yoga, don't give me that slow mindful stuff, I want to sweat and push my edge....oh, and I like a sandwich for lunch. Please and thank you.
I am pretty predictable. This is not how I pictured my life. When I was about 15 I wanted to travel the world. Go where the wind took me. Be spontaneous. I am not that person. In fact, I am the total opposite. I really like repetition, discipline and predictability. When left to my own devises I wander around the house aimlessly. That's why I like the Ashtanga method of yoga, I like the Cecchetti method of ballet, and why I'm a nurse. All of these aspects of my life are pretty measurable.
Yoga however teaches us to go with the flow. To explore the unpredictable and be open to other aspects of your life. Svadhyaya (self-study) " Examining our actions becomes a mirror to see our conscious and unconscious motives, thoughts, and desires more clearly." This is sometimes an uncomfortable prospect. We may not like what we uncover but self-study can free us from old patterns and thoughts. It can empower us to accept who we are and to leave undesirable thoughts and actions. If I make that face again will the world stop NO! but now I can appreciate how silly I can sometimes be and that is the beauty of self-study. Don't be afraid, it really can be an amazing journey where you find YOURSELF! I still like a sandwich for lunch though....
What have you learned through yoga? What have you embraced, or left behind that makes you so amazing a unique! I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Embrace all that is you, silly, predictable and wonderful!
The Love It Yoga Team
Yoga teachers, dancers, waitresses, empowerers, nurses, foodies, wine lovers, everyday people.