“Set your intention that there is no greater place to be than right here, right now.” The above quote is from Journey into Power by Baron Baptiste. It sums up every time we are on our yoga mat; but it also sums up where we stand right now with no greater place to be than right here in our personal life journey.
As the book explains, a holistic yoga practice requires rewiring the mind, a healthy diet, regular yoga practice, meditation, and the journey must translate back into real life. This blueprint for practice requires us to reset our daily habits and routines. As Baron states “yoga practice is an unlearning process. We have to unlearn all that we’ve believed and been told about ourselves.” This requires breaking down old habits of dealing with stress, sedentary habits, and negative coping strategies. By spending time breaking down those habits and beginning new ones of regular power yoga practice and learning to “let go” those things we don't have control over; we can see a change in our daily routine and our overall perspectives of our inner self.
This does not mean the process is going to be easy. To-do lists pile back up and daily stressors return; just like a second wheel pose follows the space after the first wheel pose. When we do struggle and have a slip, we did not fail. Recognize what it is, let it go, and move on. As Baptiste states “then suddenly we hit a point where we realize that the moment of “letting go” is not when life is over. It is when life begins.”
With the new year coming up many of us like to make resolutions and intentions for the upcoming year. Join us January 19th for the kick-off of 40 Days to a Personal Revolution where you will have the opportunity to strengthen your own journey into power with yoga practice, meditation, inquiry, and healthy eating.