I was in a yoga class the other day and the teacher kept saying "nothing harsh - no hard edges - let this practice today be about softening the edges."
The message today, and for tonight, is about you setting an intention to soften out. To do less. To receive more. To be more still. More quiet. More connected.
I'm currently in New York and learning to root into my new flow here (no, I haven't moved completely from Toronto - but I am now (finally) rooting into what it looks like to live in Toronto/NYC/Costa Rica - even though I dreamed this dream - its still an adjustment).
I'm learning what my life here is, who my friends here are, what yoga studios or communities are mine, and what inspires and keeps me grounded here.
I was in a class at this studio called Yoga For the People I've been wanting to go to for years. Talia Sutra, one of my favourite instagram yoga/spiritual inspirations (check her out!), used to live in NYC and taught at the studio so had been on my radar for while.
The premise of the studio is simple - keep it simple. Yoga is for everyone. The classes are donation based and accessible. The teachers are incredible. (Try it!!).
In class - she said - "Nothing hard. No hard edges. Let it be easy. This City is so hard, we need to practice having no hard edges."
What hard edges are present in your life right now?
Maybe a way you're speaking to yourself or someone else - or a situation in your life.
How can you just rid yourself of the hard edges this week?
Journal it out:
1. What's feeling "hard" in my life right now?
2. How can I invite more ease into this area right now?
A tool I can offer you to soften out is really rooting back into your meditation practice - 6 counts in and 6 counts out - for 10 minutes. Breathe. Soften. Come back into your body. Let your chest rise and fall. Let it be easy.
I hope this helps you!
Soften over the hard edges this week.