On Mother’s Day I received this comic, sent by beautiful woman, mother and inspirational Yoga Teacher Silvia Stojanovic. I was laughing out loud and thinking, hell yeah, that’s our mask - the super hero - having the roles all together. Woman, mother, partner, entrepreneur and friend.
Would you believe me?
Graciously, Im able to say: not quite, my friend. It’s not like this. I’ve found, fulfilling and combining these roles in daily life’s indeed physically and psychologically very demanding and the person, that falls short often is the one behind this mask.
I know, Im not alone with this truth. In conversations with female Ashtanga Yoga practitioners, who’ve decided to take on the Ashtanga Yoga practice, I’ve listened to these words often enough:
I feel disconnected with myself.
I don’t know, where “I” went.
I’ve lost myself.
I search for reinventing myself.
In fact, speaking out loud these sensations is already a connective moment, in which you ask for your self. It can be a possible beginning or in new phase of internally thriving, seeking and growing in life and to believe, there’s more beyond the roles.
Beyond there’s - you.
The basic dignity of being alive in your beautiful human body.
So, I believe, the questions could be:
How could you take care of yourself so you’re able to keep enjoying your roles and life without losing you? How could you rise and evolve, when sometimes time and space seem a way to short?
How could you hold the space for others, when you’re feel empty, tired, disconnected?
Over the course of my 10 years personal practice I’ve come to see
Ashtanga Yoga as a way of taking care of myself.
Ashtanga Yoga is also called a breathing method. I believe, the breath is the simplest, yet most powerful and beautiful doorway to peace in mind.
A peaceful mind can serve you with clarity; to know and stay focused on what’s your purpose and intention is absolutely essential on a tight schedule and in the rollercoaster of life.
The movements in the Ashtanga Yoga practice aligned with your breath make you incredibly strong. Strong for the challenging moments, for rising up from failure, for steeping into your vulnerability and transcending it into courage.
The juice of the results from Ashtanga Yoga lies in a consistent and disciplined practice. It’s a form of discipline rooted in self-love and a consistency, that grows from acceptance and surrender.
When your life’s upside down (it happens every now and then), the practice of Ashtanga Yoga will be along your side, guiding you on our path. It becomes a trustworthy friend.
By practicing Ashtanga Yoga you’ll nourish your body in a way, that you’ll rock your life even in a high age. This practice’s about the “long-term”, meaning, what you put in your body today will define your tomorrow.
So you could say, for you super hero, these are a few must haves:
- The ability to create access to peace of mind
- Strength and focus through vulnerability, engagement and experience
- Discipline rooted in Self-Love
- Consistency, that grows through learning to accept and surrender
- Having the guts to keep seeking truth and asking for help
- A healthy body
In my opinion, these are some precious qualities for life, that you’d need to work on every single day. And Ashtanga Yoga can help you do that.
What Im trying to say is, that you ARE a super hero, yet let's not forget YOU.
So would you give Ashtanga Yoga a try? Common, babe! You’ve got to feel it. Because it’s experimental. Magnificent. Daring. And so is life!
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Remember your dear friend, who may’ve told you just yesterday, that she’s been feeling exhausted, come together and make it an experience!
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Im curious about your secret to manage it "all"? Share it please in the comments below and trust, it may support or inspire someone importantly.
With so much love & appreciation,