Who’s weekend is shaping up to be something FAN-tastic?! Hopefully all of yours…because mine has been pretty great so far!!
Had a chill night at home yesterday and today started off bright and early with my favorite yoga class! Seriously, the more I go, the more I fall in love. Every class is different and you never know what to expect. I also look forward to the wisdom the instructor imparts on us throughout each class. I’ll share today’s focus in a bit! But first…
I had a (semi) SUCESSFUL Savasana today! Remember how I said it’s the hardest part of yoga for me?! Well today I finally felt like I reached a level of calm and stillness. Of course the instructor had a lot to do with it!
As I laid in savasana, eyes open, not really able to fully relax my body and mind, Susanne came over with the best smelling citrus-eucalyptus lotion and gave a mini massage to help ease the tension I was holding in my shoulder and chest. She got me to close my eyes and just breathe. IT WAS AMAZING. I felt the most relaxed I have ever felt.
[Yeaaah, that was me pretty much]
So even though this more successful savasana was assisted, its still a step in the right direction!
On to today’s classes message…
It was pretty straightforward, but poignant.
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
Susanne repeated this sentiment throughout the class, sharing some personal stories, and explaining two interpretations of “we”.
She first conveyed the fact that we have to learn to trust more in our own capabilities. We so often either rely on others or expect others to make the changes we wish to see in our lives, but in reality we as individuals have all the strength and ability we need to accomplish our goals. We need to believe more in ourselves!
And in contrast to that interpretation of the thought, Susanne also discussed how “we” (the people in our families, in our communities, and in our everyday lives) all depend on each other and impact each other much more deeply than you’d think. You never really stop to consider how much your actions affect others (both positively and negatively), but when you do you realize how we are all connected.
The smile you give to the stranger at the supermarket, the returning of a lost wallet, the holding of a door for a person with full hands….all these little gestures could mean more to someone than you may know.
With these two interpretations, I basically took the following away from the class…
Living is about balance. We need to believe in ourselves and our own power to create success and happiness. The help and encouragement of others around us creates the environment for which we can do this in. Trusting yourself can be daunting and little scary, but knowing that you are not alone in the world, that there are people experiencing the same things as you, and that you can empathize makes everything just a little bit easier. You need a balance of the two.
Because lets face it. At the end of the day, no matter what your job is, how your childhood was, what you look like, or how you see the world…we are ALL human. And that’s something we can all relate to.
We need to believe in the power of humanity and that we as humans can bring the change we hope to see in the world. Stop waiting for others to catalyze positivity in the world…you are the one that can do it! You are the one you’ve been waiting for. Time to be your own super hero.
Sorry for all the yoga ramblings on the weekends! If you’re not a yoga fan than I am EXTRA apologetic! I know sometimes the message that I got from class can be a little abstract and unclear, but I like using these blog posts as a way to reflect on the class and what I got out of it. I feel like there is so many wonderful thoughts and ideas brought up in class, so this is my way of documenting them. My memory is good…but its not THAT good! LOL! And some of the things Susanne says are really inspirational…so why not preserve them in some way?
Okay enough yogi talk for the day.
TOMORROW IS WHOLE FOODS DAY!! WOO HOO! I am dragging BOTH my parents with me..haha! They don’t know what they’ve agreed to
Can’t wait to share my loot and the yummy lunch I anticipate from the hot bar. Getting hungry just thinking about it.
Have a great weekend folks!