To be perfectly honest, the month of May was one of the more “unfathomable” months in my life. With a death in the family, a break-in at the studio, a deadline to find a new home and other seemingly random hardships, I reached May 31st at the end of my rope.As I lie in bed that night, feeling the beginnings of a panic attack coming on, I remembered a Facebook posting about positive affirmations. Even though I had reacted cynically when I first read the post, I decided that a panic attack was much worse than feeling a little silly, so I literally “turned my mind” from its focus on all the bad stuff that had been going on, and instead focused on what I want, what would nourish myself, my family, and our Lila community.
As I did this my heart rate began to slow down, my breathing calmed, and my body relaxed. For the first time in weeks, I felt happy and peaceful as I went to sleep.
To my surprise, within 48 hours we found a new place to live!
Donna Farhi says in her book, Bringing Yoga To Life, “when we focus our mind and bring it back to center,we find a place of spaciousness. It is here we have enough room to let the mystery we call life live itself through us.”
It’s not a mystery to me how refocusing my mind that evening, helped my body and mind calm down and as a result, I felt better. This is a good practice for all of us – and it’s what we do in every yoga class at Lila Yoga!
However, it is a mystery to me how within a matter of hours of doing these affirmations, we got a house in an outrageously competitive market that’s just the right size, location and price!
But I guess that’s the point of the teaching – Come back to your center, trust your connection to life, and allow the mystery to flow through you. This is what yoga gives us, and this is what we teach here at Lila. Join us!
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Wishing you peace,
Lila Yoga Director