Pairs – our polar opposites. We work with opposites all the time, our practice is to observe that moment of balance between the two, and to welcome all pairs to the table, so to speak. When we are more in one than the other imbalance occurs, for example to much “Monkey” mind can create leaping across the choppy Ocean of fear and anxiety rather than leaping with complete faith over the Ocean of Calm, Serenity and Clarity. We need to work with un-abiding faith in our own inner support system, trusting and loving this inner being as the precious vehicle it is to find our own inner-freedom.
Just as the Monkey God – Hanuman took a leap of faith over the Ocean, to serve another, we have to start with ourselves, learning to love all the ‘pairs’ of Self within, persevering when it feels impossible with a complete Faith that we are on our right road. From Self- Love we learn to Love all beings.
Practice: Look at yourself directly in the Mirror and Say out loud “I love you ____” every day.
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I'm Vanessa Gerrard, an experienced yoga instructor who leads multiple classes in and around Ashbourne.