Yoga is a discipline; we can’t just step onto the mat for one session and be ‘cured’ of bodily aches and pains or all of our inner stresses and sorrows. It takes lots of practice, perseverance and patience to achieve a deeper understanding of what makes us tick! And every day as we are bombarded with new experiences, they root themselves in our bodies as we store the memories in our muscles - Your body keeps the score.
Often as human beings we struggle with this, living in a World of instant results and being bombarded by the ‘perfect’ image of others. It’s important to remember that this is YOUR Yoga and not the person’s you are watching on YouTube or Instagram, don’t allow them to make you feel less worthy, you are so worthy of your body, your being. You can make your own shapes, in your unique beautiful body.
Step onto your mat everyday as if you have never stepped upon it before, with no expectation or perceived notion of ‘perfection’ or end gaining, work with being as it is right now and accept whatever comes through. Yes most likely you’ll feel the benefits of moving your body and a calmer more peaceful outlook, but remember sometimes you might not, go with the flow of acceptance. Only with the discipline of continuous practice will you learn to abide in all aspects of yourself.
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I'm Vanessa Gerrard, an experienced yoga instructor who leads multiple classes in and around Ashbourne.