Welcome to day 10, on our 30 days of yoga support, a journey of gratitude as we commit to our own self care cultivating peace and balance!
This is a milestone day, for those of you who have been following along with the videos, thank you for being such an inspiration to me. I too have committed to this self care journey right alongside of you.
To join me for our practice video for today click here
For those of you checking in with us on these check in points along the way, I’m so glad you’re here and I hope you find our practice together nourishing!
“Hokusai says look carefully.
He says pay attention, notice
He says keep looking, stay curious
He says there is no end to seeing…….
He says everything is alive –
Shells, buildings, people, fish
Mountains, trees. Wood is alive.
Water is alive.
Everything has its own life.
Everything lives inside us.
He says live with the world inside you……
It matters that you care.
It matters that you feel.
It matters that you notice.
It matters that life lives through you…..
Look, feel, let life take you by the hand.
Let life live through you.”
I love this piece by Roger Keyes, as he reflects on the teachings of a wise Japanese Artist. This musing reminds us of our belonging – not only to ourselves, but to life as a whole. He opens us to the remembrance that we matter and that within each of us we contain the potential to move with the whole experience of life.
If you’re working with a journal through our 30 days of gratitude and yoga support, I offer you an invitation to sit with this piece. Take some time in silence before sitting with your journal and reflect on what arises for you. What you feel, what moves through you, what you notice – ALL of it matters.
As an additional support today I’m including the link from the recording from our live mindful meditation and movement class from yesterday, just if you feel a longer guided practice would be supportive for you. In our class we brought in the profound reflection of Keyes’s poem, as an anchor and a moving meditation for our practice, I offer that experience for you here
Please note, as we do live in the forest and this is where I do many of my live classes, due to our limited internet the recordings of my live zoom classes aren't always the sharpest, this Mindful Movement class is from a live recording.
The active practice of gratitude changes our life, it opens us and allows us a deeper understanding of what is handed to us, honouring the darkness and the light.
Thank you for being on this journey with me, if you have any questions or thoughts, I’m here as a safe space for you.
I ask you now, what are you grateful for? Start with 3 things, and see where that takes you……….
I am grateful for the roof over my head, giving me shelter and warmth.
I am grateful for the strength I find in my sisters
I am grateful for the way my body moves, and the understanding that yoga is what keeps my body moving despite any aches or pains, yoga is my medicine
Thank you for being with me on this 30 day journey, either on a daily basis – or for these milestone check points.
For many of you, I’ll see you tomorrow, and for our greater check in community, see you on day 15 – our midway point!!
Lots of love,