Today it’s just one of those days for me. So here’s a #notetoself : I have never come across anyone who has never hit a low point in their life. All of us one way or the other has been there! No two individual experiences are alike. There are variations to the way that you feel.
For some, it’s a place where you become disengaged and there can be emotions of anger, sadness, and frustration or you just feel tired and burnt out. For others, it is a moment when life smacks you hard in the face. You want to fight back but you can’t because it’s almost as if your strength is gone.
Life will not always go the way that you want it but what I can assure you of is that you should never give in to defeat.
Half Pigeon pose deeply stretches your hip-flexors and especially your glutes. If it doesn’t feel right at all then modify with the Figure 4 pose on your back. (Next slide)
Want to take it a step further? While in Half Pigeon, lower down to your forearms and possibly your forehead down to the mat for a deeper stretch.
Do you see yourself? Not only your body but your soul? Tell me, do you see the miracle you are?
Wann hast du dich das letzte mal gesehen? Und ich meine nicht »angesehen«, sondern DICH SELBST »gesehen«, gesehen, was in dir ist, was du bist? Dich selbst »gesehen«, mit all der Schönheit, die du in dir trägst, mit all der Liebe in deinem Herzen; mit all der Hoffnung, all der Freude, all dem Schmerz. All das Leben, das dich erfüllt.
Da ist so viel in dir; so viel Kraft, so viel Energie, so viel zu geben und so viel Raum um Liebe zu empfangen. Und wenn du das vielleicht vergessen hast, dann ist genau JETZT der richtige Moment dafür, dich daran zu erinnern; dich selbst zu »sehen«, dir selbst zu begegnen und das Wunder, das du bist, zu umarmen.
Ich hoffe du hattest einen wundervollen Adventssonntag und wünsche dir einen grandiosen Start in die neue Woche
Let yourself love yourself.
Letting yourself love yourself is a process and practice. A process and a practice I am still learning myself. There are days my deeply rooted story that I am not lovable permeates all aspects of my life. It is in these moments I am reminded to come back to myself. .
Coming back to myself isn’t always easy. .
There are parts of our stories that have kept us safe. What was once adaptive, now becomes maladaptive. Familiarity is comfortable, challenging a story that has kept us safe can be uncomfortable. Learning to feel where your story is held in your body is a huge part in healing it. For me, my story of rejection and that I’m not lovable lives in my chest. It is a strong sensation I experience in my body, as if my heart was dropping out of my body. I believe we all have a physical response to our deepest story that lives in our body. There are moments and experiences I feel this in my body. It is in those moments I know this, this is my story. I use my body wisdom to be aware of my story and where it is showing up in my lived experiences. From here I continue the work of coming back to myself. I practice yoga, I use mindfulness to notice the thoughts and feelings of my body, I write, I cry on my therapists couch (yes, I am a firm believer in doing the same work I ask my clients to do), I connect with nature...I remember to let myself love myself. Even if I don’t always believe it is possible. .
I write about self-love and self-care because I think it is these two things that are at the core of our deepest healing. AND, it can be frustrating and hard as fuck some days. AND, there are moments when you choose to love yourself, and in those moments you have healed a part of your story. .