Tomorrow, when you are giving Thanks for everything, make sure to include yourself in that list. It’s like when you fly and they say in case of emergency to give yourself oxygen before giving it to others. You have to love and take care of yourself first, before you can properly do it for others. May your heart be filled with love and gratitude this week, especially for yourself.
I paint my life by making goals. I’m always looking to learn more, try new things, and continue to grow in my practice and my life. So I set mini goals that are stepping stones to making this happen. Each goal is like a brush stroke that paints a bigger picture.
My article on why I teach Yoga was published online at My Yoga Online Please check it out and share it with others. Link: Why I Teach Yoga.
Letting go is more than just cutting something toxic out of your life, it is also about giving YOURSELF permission to “let go”. Trust in YOURSELF to surrender to the moment, without worries, without judgement…just let go. I find myself giving in to the moment, and letting go when I practice. That space on your mat, in that pose that may be challenging, is the perfect moment to surrender, let go, inhale, exhale. It can make you so much stronger, and all the better for it.
I read a recent article in Yoga Journal about how the CEO of Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, has created a Yoga program for the employees. In the article there was some statistics on how Yoga can help with Stress Management for those with high profile, high stress jobs:
“$2000 is saved annually in health care costs by people with the lowest stress as opposed to those with the highest stress”
“33% decrease in stress shown” after taking a regular yoga class
Clearly big businesses would benefit from offering Yoga to it’s employees, or reimbursing their employees for yoga classes. I would love to see Yoga class memberships covered by insurance one day. Just imagine a stress free employee would make a happier, harder working employee.
Further imagine an employee who combines meditation with a regular yoga practice!