NAKED YOGA ON THURSDAYS BY GUEST BLOGGER ANDREA HARRIS
Naked Yoga on Thursday's!!
Okay, now pick your jaw up off the floor and get your head out of the gutter! We should all come to class fully clothed as usual. What I'd like us to shed before we come into the studio are the labels, the roles, the responsibilities, or anything else that we let define us. These things, these unnecessary garments, hide the true spirit inside each of us.
We often let the labels weigh us down, and because of them we may experience guilt, the feeling of not being good enough. We make excuses for not being able to live up to some impossible stantards based on who we, or someone else thinks we should be. In the real world, excuses are generally unacceptable. In the studio, they are not even necessary! We don't have to be anything other than who we are-perfect in our imperfections, and loved deeply for what lies beneath our bodies, beyond the roles we play.
When I as you to show up "naked", it means show up as the true you. Come tired, come sad, come sore, elated, complacent, excited, bored, angry, or whatever. Just show up as whoever you are in the moment. We'll work on peeling off our metaphorical clothes in a sweet, self-loving flow that allows our light to shine bigger and brighter than ever. See you guys soon!
Love in all ways,
HOW TO RELAX
NOVEMBER 4TH, 2008:
Body, Speech, and Mind
In perfect oneness,
I send my heart along with the sound of the bell.
May all of us who hear it
Awaken from forgetfulness
And realizing our true home,
In the here, In the now,
Transcend the path of fear and sorrow.
REMEMBER yourself and remember that you follow your OWN CHOICES. Donít feel guilty about a decision or agonize about how bad it is for you. Why? This ruins the enjoyment of the moment and encourages negative effects on your health.
GUILT OPPOSES SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
Regret and Guilt are just different forms of yearning Ė the yearning for the past, the yearning for another chance at a decision. Today make a break and free yourself. Do this and you will find yourself relaxed in your heart. Donít do this and then the body will grow tense and tired as will the mind. Begin the next chapter of your life today, in a newly relaxed way free of guilt, free of regret, free of worry! Love to you. Make it about you. Find the way.