"These days, my practice is teaching me to embrace imperfection: to have compassion for all the ways things haven't turned out as I planned, in my body and in my life - for the ways things keep falling apart, and failing, and breaking down. It's less about fixing things, and more about learning to be present for exactly what is." ~Anne Cushman
Sometimes our asana practice dominates. Other times there is that intertwining of yoga and our life off the mat.
In our classes we have been exploring energy - holding onto the good and releasing the crap we don't need to take through our practice and our lives with us. And how to use energy and awareness to bring stability into the physical body, which translates to stability in our ever switched on minds.
I think it's important to focus less about fixing and more about observing.
We often want to fix things. Sometimes things are bigger than us, and the more we try to fix and control, the more anxiety and stress we create.
If you are coming to class this week, I encourage you to come and observe your body and your mind. Observe any changes and observe where you might need to work on change... it could be sitting with a more restful mind, or breathing more deeply, or encouraging softness areas in your body that might hold onto stress.
Coming to our practice and into our life off the mat with this frame of mind often helps us to have a little more compassion and love towards ourselves.
Feelin' the love..that's what it's all about.