How easy is it to know how and when to let go? I mentioned in my last post that yoga works wonders on a physical, mental and spiritual level. But practicing yoga is not a miracle cure. It’s not going to get rid of our To-Do lists, responsibilities or challenges that life tends to throw our way.
Yoga does, however, help put everything in perspective as you’re able to step back, see the bigger picture and handle situations with more clarity and efficiency.
How does that happen?
Yoga makes you feel good but what if you’re injured, in pain or have an illness? What if everything around you feels off-kilter?
With practice yoga helps you feel centred and more grounded.
The key is having the ability to let go.
So often we’re frustrated, we find ourselves in situations we can’t control. They can be personal or universal.
Then we have a choice, we can either try to continue controlling the situation and experience or accept it and let it go.
Detachment and surrendering are huge words in yoga. The ability to experience something for what it is in the present moment and not attach ourselves to the outcome.
When we first come across the idea of detachment, it can make us feel awkward, uncomfortable and vulnerable. We’re used to finding safety in attachment to belongings, relationships and memories.
Through the physical practice and meditation yoga teaches us about self- awareness. As you practice, you learn to become more aware on a physical, energetic, emotional and mental level and that enables you to experience what you’re feeling and make decisions that will serve you.
Surrendering is also a tough one. Sometimes you definitely should without a doubt, fight back. But other times surrendering is not about giving up. It’s accepting that at this moment in time, there are no logical answers, there is no magical cure, there is no reasoning.
If we understand that and have the courage to let go, surrender to something greater than ourselves then we will be supported, we will find ease and peace.
Why courage? Because we’re only human, we feel vulnerable and we’re stepping into the unknown. But once we stop resisting, there will be space and opportunity for new experiences, something better, doors will open. They always do.
So try to trust the process.
Allow yourself to learn how to feel centred, grounded and ready to accept the unknown.
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