Falling is flying Faith means we get back up again
Falling into the breath takes us to places we never even knew existed.
At the end of yogasana (the physical practice) you should feel lighter and clearer because you just let the heaviness and clutter within literally fall away into the earth and leave you. No longer weighed down by fear, heartache or apprehension, you will feel clarity and space. Being present allows you to continue on your path with mindfulness. Instead of blindly existing, we begin to actively live.
Creating a life of self-love, worth and with intent means you become more authentic. This authenticity attracts your desires to become reality and means you can encourage those around you to live more authentically.
Yoga literally could change the world.
As Fall is here and leaves surrender to the earth and flowers fall back into them themselves, we thought it apt to pick Fall as a theme this month.
Yoga is challenging; both physically and mentally and a good asana session will throw in a lot of challenging postures; be it a balance or a meditation. These little challenges are there for good reason. They teach you to fall fully into the breath and out of ego (where you suffer doubt). Wasn’t life beautiful when you were little and you believed anything and everything was possible? Yoga’s true goal is to make you fall back into innocence. To make you return to that playful sense where all is possible. Who cares if you fall out of triangle posture or if your leg falls out of balance? That toe lifting one inch into half moon pose is an inch of the earth after all; you are there, balancing. With time that falling into faith and your breath will take that leg a foot from the earth.
So fall into yourself and let all else go. Fall into being. Fall so deeply into the inhale and exhale that they drown out the sounds around you and let you just be.
When we fall as children, we quickly learn how to get back up again. As we get older, the voice of self-doubt in our heads tends to be the voice we listen to rather than the voice of your heart. The head often wants us to fall and stay in a heap. The heart knows how to fly.
So fall into your heart, your breath, the rhythm of nature and don’t be fearful. You can fly. The fun part in falling, is to see how fast you can pick yourself up again.
Sometimes the places we fall into are dark; memories of grief, loss and fear can ripple up to the surface. Wash them away with breath and be grateful that they arose from within. Now there will be space where once there was pain. And remember that after the coldness of Winter, a warm Spring and Summer follow.
This month’s (glorious love) offerings (GLO to make you glow) will include falling into self-love, falling asleep, falling into wakefulness and falling into self-practice.
With love & light,