When I first started practicing yoga it was due to curiosity to help with body weight training.
The more I began to practice the more I enjoyed it. I didn’t know the names of any of the poses, I didn’t know the correct alignments and I didn’t care.
If I was holding a pose correctly I just didn’t care, I move my body to the positions I wanted and didn’t care if it was wrong. I lost myself in my breath and my movement.
Then I learned the alignment needed to hold poses “correctly” I learned the importance of pelvis alignment and correct positioning for the spine.
Yes the more I learned the more I realised the importance of correct alignment for my own safety, but I’ve become to much in my head and not enough in my heart.
So for now my practice is more on my own internal struggle, to balance knowledge and passion. To find my “Sthira & Sukha”
Think of all the energy inside yourself as a percentage. That energy is yours and how you choose to use that energy should be a bit more conservative than you think.
Because of the modern world we live in we can spend so much time and energy on just keeping ourselves informed about other people’s lives. Ask yourself how does this really benefit yourself??
Just gaze your minds eye forwards to a time when your soon to pass from this world. Would you not look back and wish you’d spent all that time and energy on yourself and not on others?? Just think what you’d give to have that time back.
Through technology were constantly able to keep In touch with anyone anywhere in the world. But sometimes we put to much of our own energy just trying to keep in touch with people. If they are your true friends and if they add value to your life, then you should be able to go days, weeks, months even years without talking and they’ll still be there.
Next time you look at whatsapp/Facebook/Instagram/twitter maybe put your phone down and pick up that book you’ve never finished. Walk along a road you’ve never been down, stop and admire the world around you.
When we control how we spend our energy we can grow personally stronger than we ever thought we could before. We can build relationships that’s will stand the test of time. An we can be true to ourselves knowing we haven’t wasted our most precious gift…..time.
I’ve woken up in our hostel in our private room and like almost every other day I forgotten what day it is. I lie in bed next to Jac and make a few stupid jokes and we chat about what do with the day ahead.
We know where were we’ve got to be on which dates this month but we have days with nothing planned. Do we go scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing, to the beach, or just sit around and watch episodes of suits on netflix? the beauty of it is, we could do them all.
So quickly I’ve fallen into this magical lifestyle free from any care or responsibility or stress. So many times we catch ourselves walking down new streets laughing because our minds are completely blank.
We literally have removed all day to day stress from our lives! I remember the amount of time back home that my mind was constantly busy trying to juggle all the day to day realities of life. How I thought I was happy because I could do it all and stay in control. It’s crazy to think back now just how much time and effort I spent on just living life day to day.
With my mind constantly active on day to day things I was always to busy to let my mind go free. Now my mind is free I notice so much more about the world around me. I appreciate the women beside me, I notice the small animals scurrying back into the holes as we walk by. I’m free to let the lessons I’ve learned soak in and actually learn from them instead of just living them.
Who knows how long I will be able to keep this going, for now I know I’m happier and at piece more so then any time of my life. Past gremlins that haunted me my whole life have been put to bed and I’m ready for the future ahead!