Greetings Moonbow Friends!
Here’s what I have been musing about lately…
September is National Yoga Month, so the time is prime to celebrate what calls you to the practice of yoga. Through our yoga, we can breathe, move, feel, flow, and better navigate the fluidity of balancing our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Overtime, we may start to recognize that our “yoga mat” is so much more than the one we unroll for an asana practice. Our real yoga mat is the world around us and within us. In this way, yoga is not just something we do periodically, rather yoga offers the skills and awareness to live each moment with more focus, purpose, and joy.
I was first introduced to yoga during a high school gym class, and at the time I wasn’t able to fully articulate why I loved the experience, but it definitely triggered a sincere response. Upon deeper reflection and over 20 years of practicing yoga, I now better understand that what my first yoga experience whispered within me was that “I am enough.”
In honor of National Yoga Month, I celebrate the many ways that message can be rekindled in myself and the ways I can support others to feel and hear it, too.
Muse with me!
The full spectrum of YOGA is like Mary Poppins’ bag - so many tools and practices to pull out in any given moment so you can remember I. AM. ENOUGH.
If you could pick one thing out right now, what would it be?
A pose, a mudra, an affirmation, a deep breath, a guided meditation, a page from a spiritual book?
Okay! Now, go do it!
I AM ENOUGH MUSINGS…
I am enough when I take 20 breaths in headstand.
I am enough when I just rest in child’s pose.
I am enough when my Warrior postures are fierce, strong, and effortlessly challenged.
I am enough when my Inner Warrior needs to hide and cry in the face of certain fears.
I am enough when my creativity is focused and I easily complete projects... on time.
I am enough when I dabble loosely in five tasks simultaneously.
I am enough when kindness is second nature and I interact with others harmoniously.
I am enough when my patience is thin and my temper ignites.
I am enough when I do a 90 minute yoga practice.
I am enough when at bedtime I acknowledge I ignored my yoga mat all day.
Time is fleeting, all I have is this moment.
This too shall pass, this too shall pass.
I take a breath and one step forward.
I am more than enough.
Keep reading below for my Upcoming Events, as well as more musings on Yoga and Essential Oils.
May you continue to be inspired by your yoga practices and experience ways to rekindle the reminder that YOU. ARE. ENOUGH.
With Gratitude & Moonbow Blessings,
Hip Hip Hooray: FREE Yoga Class to Celebrate National Yoga Month
Sunday, September 16th, 12 - 1:15pm
* Stay after Savasana to learn more about my 2019 Ireland Retreat!
Sunset Yoga & Meditation at WV Botanic Garden
Friday, September 21st, 6:30 - 7:45pm
Kindness is Key: An Ireland Yoga Retreat
September 29 - October 4, 2019
Pay Your Deposit before October 15th and Save $300!
Enjoy the natural beauty, history, and lore of Ireland while unlocking an easy-going flow during the Kindness is Key retreat. Daily yoga classes, vegetarian meals, personal retreat time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be. Lucky You!
In celebration of National Yoga Month, let’s share what postures or practices we’re enjoying these days. Feel free to add a comment or image in the comments section!
A gentle supine twisting posture always seems to remind me that “I am enough”. Twists improve circulation and relieve tension in the muscles of the spine, chest and hips. Lingering on your back in a twist also helps to soothe the nervous system, cool your inner thermostat, and simply make your body go, “Ahhhhhhh, Life is Good!”
ESSENTIAL OIL MUSING
National Yoga Month is a perfect time to spotlight doTerra’s Yoga Collection! The trio - Anchor, Align, and Arise are the perfect blends to enhance your life and yoga practice. These blends provide aromas to steady, center, and enlighten your spirit through every breath while strengthening and stretching your body. I just can’t get enough of Anchor for its grounding aroma with a hint of sandalwood, black pepper and cinnamon.
Have you tried the Yoga Collection? What’s your fave?
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