Sometimes life can be so full of chaos and strife, we get caught in our own & indeed in other people’s turmoil. It could be in work a call from your boss or colleague at 5pm on Friday. The tie to family & kids that becomes so wearing when love is attached to all the emotion. Or as I experienced this morning even on the tennis court, letting my emotions run away with me! We forget that we can simply breathe. Choosing how to respond is a powerful state to embody. It’s also a practice. Whatever is going on, choose to take a breath, to soften your gaze or even close your eyes. Remember the gifts of life that reside within. Try not to judge those who spin chaos around you, instead offer them the gift of patience. Try not to judge yourself so harshly, practice loving kindness to yourself.
Peace, happiness, freedom. These are not gifts some-one else can give you, rather they are gifts that you give yourself. In the words of George Michael a few months before he passed in 2016 –
“Be good to yourself, because nobody else has the power to make your happy”George Michael, 2016.
Freedom starts when the chains of negative thought are lifted. Reading an essay this morning by Jack Kornfield I was reminded how Nelson Mandela behaved when leaving Robbin island. He left with his spirit and dignity so strong that his spirit changed South Africa and inspired the whole world. And so just like Nelson Mandela you can choose to be strong in the face or turmoil and chaos, choose to embody your ever loving, every kind spirit.
Join me for class this week –
Tuesday 10am, online Morning flow. A class to build strength, 7 day recording sent after class.
Wednesday 7.30pm Seapoint Sunset Yoga. It’s set to be 16 degrees. There may be some showers before 7 so bring a spare mat or ground sheet to put under your mat. It’s always a good idea to wear layers, bring a blanket and keep warm until you’re flowing x
Thursday 7pm online WindDown yoga, 7 day recording sent after class.
Saturday 11am Yoga in Herbert Park. It’s going to be around 17 degrees for Park yoga this week.
To book into class click here. If you are coming to class regularly with me there is a monthly offering, 30 days of Yoga for €50, it’s the most cost effective way to practice. All classes included, click here. There is also a 4 class pass with a discount for class click here to purchase that.
For those out Blackrock way I will be teaching a regular 6.15pm class Friday at YogaHub Blackrock so please join me, to book into this class please book in through MindBody.
Have a wonderful week,