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Why should you practice yoga? To kindle the fire within yourself. Everyone has a dormant spark of divinity in them which has to be fanned into flame. BKS Iyengar
Happy Day 6!
Today’s practice is an invitation to kindle your inner fire.
For me, it’s okay to want to get strong and feel fit.
But my relationship to yoga has taught me that it is about always seeking strength in a way that is not destructive or depleting.
Harder faster stronger might strengthen my core but what is it doing to my spine, my neck, and my soul?
Get centered as you get strong.
Consider the practice of spiraling inward toward your core values and what matters most.
Not just mindless ab workouts.
Choose to give the thinking mind a break and be thankful for this experience with your body and your breath.
Getting strong (okay swole) is a by product of you leaning in with that inner smile to spend some time with yourself today.
Adjust when you need to.
Meet your appropriate edge.
I believe there is also room in yoga to really pay attention to ways in which you can stoke the inner fire that is unique to you.
Making it your own, modifying as needed and really getting to know the muscles of your core can be a huge and humbling wake up call.
Ah, but if you lean in with love, you will find a great and supportive journey lies in front of you.
One that will keep your back strong and spirit light. One that helps you notice what really matters most and what really feels good.
Ignite! Uncover! Fan your flames!
Meet your appropriate edge today. Do your best and remember this is about spending quality time exploring your connection to your body and your breath.The strength comes from that.
Tomorrow, we toast to one week together! (25 min practice)
Your friend and admirer,