Take the time to turn inwards…
You often hear of people at the turning of the New Year set resolutions. For some it works, for others it applies unnecessary pressure and feelings of overwhelming failure when they aren’t accomplished. Be kind to yourself! With all the build-up of the end of the year, our bodies are intrinsically tired and well the end of the decade our system can be double the size.
This month with practice I have invited my Yoga clients to set sankalpa’s rather than ‘resolutions’. In this way we are invited to listen to what it is our bodies, minds and spirits are calling us to do. Whether it be ‘become calm’ ‘live with ease’ or healing it is in the quietness and stillness when we listen our body knows what it is we need.
Many of my Yin classes this month has focused around our Yang and Yin lines that help our body to move between the 2 with more ease. The shapes were also sequenced to restore and reconnect after the hectic past month and days we may have experienced.
The particular Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we made connection to the outer lines of our body. It is said these lines help us re-connect with our boundaries, permission, action, and inner strength.
Gift yourself with a sankalpa which means an intention formed by your heart and mind – a solemn vow, determination or will- use it as a tool to refine the will and to focus and harmonize your mind and body