Woke up this morning in the worst mood ever. Everything felt backwards and upside down and awful and just plain wrong. I did everything I could think of to make the bad feelings go away. I meditated and walked outside. I ate nourishing food and focused on work. I reached out to friends and played with the dog. I listened to inspiring talks and drank an almond milk latte, but no matter what I did, nothing seemed to help. (Okay to be fair... the meditation and latte helped a little) But my point is that, for the most part, trying to escape from the contractive energy was only making things worse. Then I remembered something that I heard my teacher say a long time ago. “There are no bad feelings, only our resistance to them.” Right. Give them space. The moment I stopped fighting the funky feelings, everything started to lighten up. Even though our culture doesn’t really celebrate (or even allow for) the bad days and the messiness and all of life’s perfect imperfections, that doesn’t mean we can’t make room for them inside ourselves. In fact, the more we open to the fullness of our humanity, the more grace floods in. This is easier said than done, but I will say from experience, definitely more effective than anything else. Even coffee. *
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Forgive me here,
I cannot stay
He cut out my tongue,
There is nothing to say
Love me? Oh lord, he threw me away,
He laughed at my sins, in his arms I must stay
He wrote, I'm broke
Please send for me
But I'm broken too,
And spoken for
Do not, tempt me
Her skin is white, and I'm light as the sun,
So holy light shines, on the things, you have done
So I asked him,
How he became this man?
How that he learned,
To hold fruit in his hands?
And where is the lamb, that gave you your name?
He had to leave, though I begged him to stay
Left me alone, when I needed the light
Fell to my knees, and I wept for my life
If he had of stayed, you might understand
If he had of stayed, you never would've taken my hand
Begged him to stay, in my cold wooden grip
Begged him to stay, by the light of my ship
Me fighting him,
And the waves came,
And stole him,
And took him toward
I miss his smell
When spoken to
That suits us well
That suits me well
Explore the wonders of asana upside down with PureJoy Teacher and handstand enthusiast, Khaleela O'Neal.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Discussion on body mechanics and pose breakdown.
- Face the fear of falling & FALL BETTER practices.
- Strength and Mobility drills to take away.
- Tons of encouragement!
- Beyond the Asana: Guidance from yogic philosophy. - Fun Flow to tie it all together on your mat and in class.
POSES: - Headstand (Sirsasana)
- Crow/Crane (Bakasana).
- Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrkasana)
WHAT TO BRING:
- Clothes to move and get upside down in
- Journal + Pen
- Open heart & mind
COST: Members $19 | Non-member $29