Move like WaterFueled by breath
Result = flow state .
Interesting topic in the Yoga world…in any world of movement really.
Why do we associate progress/growth/power with
Being uncomfortable/painful/hard/ tension?
I spent so much time powering and burning through life to seek freedom from tension, but because everything I was doing cultivated tension, it all was just building up
Versus going away
– the exact antithesis of what the practice of yoga is meant to do.
What if, instead of burning/pushing/forcing
We made space, we used our bodies most effectively versus used out bodies the most
We got to the same point
With half the effort? .
Lately, I have been looking into concepts like “wu wei” a taosist belief that it is possible
By doing less, you are doing more.
“The goal of spiritual practice for the human being is, according to Lao Tzu, the attainment of this purely natural way of behaving, as when the planets revolve around the sun. The planets effortlessly do this revolving without any sort of control, force, or attempt to revolve themselves, thus engaging in effortless and spontaneous movement.” .
Nature, science, the universe functions this way. A natural, effortless motion, by being you are doing and by doing you are achieving.
Nothing is forced. Rigid. Tense. It flows, it is effortless.
This is our natural state of existence too…we have been conditioned to value tension, there is no pain, then no gain. If You don’t suffer, you learn nothing.
Growth and challenge
Are not synonymous for
Enlightenment and suffering.
Do challenges come? In Yoga, our bodies, our life? Of course.
But instead of double doing- fighting tension with tension…
What if we began the practice of letting tension go
What if growth comes from
The exploratory, beginner mindset? Utilizing our bodies and minds with effortless ease
To achieve our goals
Versus forcing our way to greatness?
But letting greatness come to you?
Do less to
I know this concept goes against the grain of everything we think we know…
But who made the rules anyway??
Enjoy a little ease with your day today
Less than 10 minutes