The last few years I have spent consciously becoming less busy. So often I heard from the ones I love: "I know you are really busy but..." There were no shortages of times where I couldn't "fit in" an hour for a coffee date with a friend or a phone call. Down time was non-existent. I was always contemplating "what's next." It was very easy for me to get caught up in the energy and habit of having a very full plate. I thrived off of it.
There was no big aha moment, instead it was just a steady desire to be more fully engaged. To be a better wife, a better sister, daughter, friend, colleague. It was an acknowledgement that life is more than just showing up, more than just doing something. It is about living life at a slower pace. Daily embracing being alive, passionate, & authentically present. Knowing that a full plate doesn't equate to a full life. Fullness comes from the internal gifts that we have and who we share them with.
Journal on what you really need to have a full life? Begin to align the choices that you make with the things that matter the most.
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Weekly Asana (photo credit: Jenny Driessen)
Tip Toe Fish (Padangustha Setu Bandhasana)
Begin in bridge pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Lift heels and walk feet in close to your glutes
Continue to point knees straight ahead and inner thighs down
Place your palms, wrists out, on the mat in line with your ears
Press into your hands to push send your knees forward and down onto your mat
Breathe width into the back of your waist
Strenghten your core to support the length of the front of your spine
Stretch straight arms over your head with hands in steeple mudra
Move the backs of your shoulder blades forward to lift the center of your chest
Reverse all movements to come out of the posture
Find rest for your spine in supine cobbler's pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)