Sunday 25th January 10am Classic Class- Yoga Challenge Day 17
Yoga makes you think more, there’s no denying it! I think more about the world, my friends, my family, and I definitely think more about putting positivity out there. I’m not much into spirituality and the chanting that I’ve experienced through other yoga practices, but if that’s what floats your boat good for you. Having said that, there are some statements that I’ve heard during my practice that I just love to hear, and I carry them with me as I go about my day to day life.
One of these I heard for the first time today
“bow down to the divinity of yourselves and one another”
Now, I’m not a religious person but the sentiment I take away from this is that we are all divine and we are all blessed. The word “yoga” itself translates to “union” and is often taken to mean union with the divinity. But rather than think of the divinity as some higher force that we so often associate the word with, think of it as the divinity within yourself; finding yourself and accepting yourself through your yoga practice. Let’s not forget about the divinity of one another. Through my yoga challenge, I have become much more accepting of others for what and who they are, and not being judgmental of their actions, behaviour or decisions. I’ve always been open-minded but I used to have a tendency to ponder upon things that people have said or done, and often over-analysed things. I’m a sensitive soul, what can I say?!
I can add acceptance to the list of things learnt during this Fierce Grace 30 Day Yoga Challenge, but not just acceptance of my yoga practice and progress, but acceptance of mine and other people’s actions.
Day 18 here I come- come back to read about it!