If you don’t practice self love you will be of no value to yourself or others. I learned a valuable lesson this week: Listen to your body.
A few days ago I decided I wanted to do yoga although I haven’t been practicing as much as I need to. Well, I did a thirty minute yoga sequence which targeted the root chakra. The root chakra is the foundation of all chakras. This sequence included a few garland poses and I think I went a little too far. After I was done I noticed vaginal spotting which was unusual for me because I normally don’t have any issues with this happening.
I immediately associated it with the yoga because I had just finished. I reached out to some yogis I know of and all advised me to seek medical attention. Well, I did. My nurse practitioner told me that based on what I described, it was hormonal. There were no other symptoms, pap test was recent and normal. She advised me to keep an eye on it and as long as it doesn’t continue there should be no problem. That was a relief but I also kept in mind that I may have pushed myself too far.
Listen to your body. Always. I cannot stress this enough. I’ve been doing so much spiritually which includes trying to get back into my yoga practice. At the same time I need to pace myself. If there’s anything I learned from what happened this week it’s that we need to be gentle with our bodies. If you know you haven’t been consistent with your physical exercise and other practices that can strain your body you need to start off with ease. Don’t push yourself too much because you can do more harm than good. Take things one day at a time.
Love and Light,
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude…”~Denis Waitley
Interesting that I was led to have “gratitude” set the tone for this inspiring Monday and it happens to be Thanksgiving week. That wasn’t planned. Honestly, gratitude has been at the forefront of my mind and heart for a while now. Even when I lose sight, I come right back because my spirit doesn’t allow me to stray for long. We’re human and sometimes we tend to forget but as long as you remember that peace begins with gratitude you’re on the right track. Most importantly, keep in mind that gratitude is not something that should only be reserved for once a year. Gratitude is always a virtue no matter what time of the year.
Love and Light,
“When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.”
The key word here is “Challenge”. Today, challenge yourself to respond differently to situations so they don’t become your stress. Stress is subjective. The key to dealing with “stress” is to gain control of it by not letting it control you. Circumstances are just that. We cannot control everything but we can control ourselves. Remember that especially when dealing with others. Holding grudges isn’t safe for your peace of mind. If someone tries to pull you into their chaos, instead make a conscious effort to choose peace. Set the intention for the week that this is exactly what you will do.
There’s a saying that if someone tries to pull you into their storm, chaos (whatever the case), pull them into your peace. Remain vigilant of the ego though…Ego is our worst enemy. In order to find peace, you must detach from the ego.
Love and Light,