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Life happens when you aren’t looking

For me my yoga practice is really the cultivation of a deep sense of awareness in everything I do: becoming more aware of all the nuances of my personality, my reactions, my judgements, my strengths & my weaknesses, essentially my humanity in it’s most raw form.  And yes, the awareness comes & goes, but the intention remains.  🙂  Whether it is coming to my practice & overcoming the insecurity of falling & flailing on my mat in a public space, or finding the courage to take myself to a place unknown – physically, emotionally or spiritually, my practice allows me to know myself in the most subtle & human of ways; in the ways that often get ignored because they seem trivial or inconsequential.  Sometimes it is the small things in life that carry the most significance.

So come to your practice to know yourself, to delve into every nook & cranny there is; to bring an awareness to the places that get forgotten, that get overlooked.  Shine your light & your awareness on them with a sense of compassion.  And know that your mat is the time & space you give yourself to practice this, but the real practice continues off the mat, through the most ordinary of moments & the most life-changing.  I’ll leave you with a quote by Vincent Van Gogh.   “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”  So pay attention to things both big & small, for in the end, they are one.

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