Before I tell you WHY you shouldn’t be a barnacle, know that you’re getting a double post this week, as I finish this cycle of talking about chakras, and how they can help guide your practice.
First a cheater – this was last week’s:
Chakra #6 of 7
I’m leaving you with simple words on this Saturday – the first of the new year.
Health is not hype.
Its not something you can read in a magazine, or buy in the right pair of exercise pants, or get on an app. Health is a practice, its the way we see ourselves, the choices we make every day (or week… some days you just gotta get the Ben and Jerry’s pint and eat the whole damn thing). Its the pits we fall into and then how we choose to either be thrown by them, or find a way – maybe a new way – to get out of them.
Your health is only yours to own and to practice. And with the freshness of the new year, this can be a great time to make an effort in that direction, whatever that means for you. This is what yoga has given me time and time again. Yoga is the the thing I can count on no matter what to treat me well, give me space, and help me find the light.
Change in unavoidable, but choosing to evolve with the change is easy to avoid. And that’s why we have community, trial and error, and ultimately, ourselves.
Tomorrow we welcome the new year with a brief description of Ajna – the 6th Chakra which helps us observe the inner and the outer as a witness, an observer. It is a great place to start the new year and attempt something new without beating ourselves up for what we have done, or not done, before.