"There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one that you are
capable of living." -Nelson Mandela
I have contemplated my 4th tattoo for a while now. It only took the "I'm an adult and I will prove it" heart with a flower through it permanently on my ankle when I was eighteen to teach me the lesson of patience :)
I am a visual learner. I am the sticky note on the laptop and writing on my hand person. I need to look in your eyes to fully understand and hear you. I felt like I needed the constant reminder of the opportunity that I have been given always in front of me and with me.
What is "one" to me?
-It only takes one breath to change my mood or my view of a situation. Inhale, exhale.
-This one moment, right in front of me, is all that truly matters. Be there.
-I have been given this one life to live to my own personal fullest. Live it.
-I am one with everyone around me. You are not alone.
For me, living a meaningful, passionate life has nothing to do with its length and everything to do with its width. My width involves my beautiful family, close/deep friends & living my life daily around love and fullness instead of fear and lack.
I practice my yoga every day so that the tattoo is more than a surface level stamp. It is integrated into everything that I do: thought, word and action.
How do you expand your life's width?
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Pose dedicated to the Sage Koundinyasana (Eka Pada Koundinyasana I)
Review all of last week's side crow instructions if neccessary
Complete a well-rounded warm-up that has some emphasis on twists
Squat with knees together (cueing will be based on right knee in front)
Grip the floor with your fingerpads & breathe
Wrap your left arm in front of your body and connect it to your right thigh
Turn your belly and chest to face forward
Continue to move butt up and chest down to un-weight your feet
Engage your top glute to sweep your top leg straight out
Continue to move your chest forward and shoulders back
Straighten your bottom leg and resist your thigh against your upper arm