“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story & hustle for your worthiness”. Brene Brown

Courage is a mysterious process—one part surrender to an intimate reality of what is and one part boldly shifting the developed energy into a new form or direction.  We show courage most profoundly when we are able to see what is, to embrace the imperfection of the moment, of ourselves and to make amends, to refine, to repurpose and to move consciously in the direction of our growth.  Courage is both a projective and receptive act, it is embodied direction, it is the moment the sprout shoots forth from the ground, it is birth, it is vulnerable, it is the smallest member of the pack, it is at the margins and it is so beautiful.  Courage is standing up to the challenge, it is defending what is sacred and it is speaking truth to power.

 

In a yogic sense, courage shows up when when we need it most, it is the warrior spirit which stands in tandem with our witnessing love, with our compassion, with our grace.  Courage is a willingness to walk away from what is no longer for us, to move towards our north star, to push our boundaries and to speak our truth.  Courage is the lion hearted soul of the yogi.   Without courage, we are passive, we are constantly repeating our patterns, we are stuck in the last frost of winter without the spring.

 

Join me on May 5th for an afternoon dedicated to exploring this theme with vitality, love and full-hearted courage.
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Meditation for Courage

This meditation allows you to face all that is in front of you. To move anything through you that feels stuck, resistant, old, not yours, all yours. The energies of taking in and moving through.

Part 1

Posture: Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh. (chin lock)

Mudra: Gyan Mudra (index finger and thumb tips touch), palms resting on the knees

Eyes: Closed

Breath: Through the nose, inhale for 4 counts, hold the breath for 4 counts, exhale for 4 counts, hold out for 4 counts.

Time: Continue this breath cycle for 3-5 minutes.

 

Part 2

Posture: Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh. (chin lock)

Mudra: Gyan Mudra (index finger and thumb tips touch), palms resting on the knees

Eyes: Closed

Breath: Inhale through the nose as you turn the head left, exhale through the mouth as you turn the head right.

Time: Continue this breath cycle for up to 11 minutes.