“Our practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already”
A happy, healthy, peaceful 2022 to you all! Instead of creating all those new year resolutions and self-shaming intentions, let’s try to befriend who we are in this moment. By sending ourselves loving kindness we give ourselves the space and time we need to examine our lives, our routines and the ways in which we may unconsciously sabotage our efforts. So in this new year, be kind to yourself, honor your struggles and do the things that bring you joy, create inner peace and the changes you seek to make will happen without force, fear or anguish.
Here is a beautiful message I received from Vivian after class on Friday, with her permission I copy it here. Thank you Vivian!!
So the word you spoke a number of times today that resonated with me was “soften”. I sometimes say to myself, soften your belly, when I’m feeling tight and closed. But just an all-purpose “soften” is good to have in my head. In fact I think my intention for the new year will be “soften into stillness.” If there’s anything we’ve been reminded of repeatedly these past 2 years is that we walk on groundlessness. So I’m trying to envision and hopefully embody softening into stillness so I can glide through my unpredictable days rather than tripping or slogging through them. Soften and glide in stillness, whatever life brings.
Yoga this Week
Classes are being held in person with limited spots, please contact by email, text or phone if you would like a spot in person (Vaccinated Only Please) . Register for ZOOM live stream through the below links.
1045am Monday Morning Chair Yoga
9:30 am Tuesday Morning Class
645pm Wednesday Night Yoga
9:30am Friday Morning Gentle
Still some spaces left for our Spring Retreat. Early bird pricing ends at the end of January! Hoping you will join us. https://myyogawithamy.com/spring-awakening-retreat-march-19-2022/