This is the season of change. As we move into Summer, many of us have the desire to make changes to our bodies so that we "look" great in a bikini. Most important is to change your thoughts about the way you look and words you choose. I have learned, the hard way, that the things I say about my body have a real effect. Have you ever had someone give you a compliment: "You look thin!", and you shrug it off: "no, I'm not", then suddenly you do put on a few pounds? I find that on the flip side, when I speak kindly about my body, my body lovingly responds! Remember to speak well of yourself and others this week. When we watch our words and our thoughts, we are consciously directing our lives towards the best possible outcome.
As the Summer sun greets us, we begin to come out of our shells and find ourselves ready to be social, and connect with our community. I am so excited that I will be on the East Coast this Sunday in Boston to teach a couple of classes in Fenway Park. This gives us all an opportunity to better ourselves. By taking care of the body mind and spirit with some yoga, we will raise money for children who have achieved excellence and are in need of a scholarship. As a team, we work together and our interrelatedness feeds each of us individually. I know that I always feel so much better when I connect with others. Giving is a way of receiving the abundance available to us all. At FenwaYoga, I will be teaching yoga from home plate at Fenway Park! Let's help make a difference and create change!
All of this change begins in the mind. The flow of our thoughts helps to form our brain and our communication forms the narrative of our relationships. There is a lot to be said for thinking before you speak. If you can take a pause to consider what you would really like to convey, before opening your mouth, that would be ideal. This applies to your body as much as anything else. Come up with a mantra or motivational affirmation prior to your workouts this week. Something like: "this feeling is the feeling of my body falling right into place." instead of "ouch, this work out is killing me"....you get the picture. If you have time Join me at the Omega Institute on June 13th. We will be making vision boards, and setting our minds and our words in the most positive light so that we are loving ourselves into shape with intention.
Remember you can change your view by seeing the world with childlike wonder when you go through your day. I had a chance to visit Disneyland with my niece and her best friend last week. It was most certainly, the Happiest Place On Earth. When I look at the world through the eyes of a child, everything looks magical and new! This is why I love change!