Hey there Yogis!
One of the biggest mistakes we make when getting into spirituality is thinking that eternal happiness is the end goal. Guess what? You're allowed to be unhappy! Expecting yourself to be happy all the time is a great way to ensure you are never happy.
To live in a body that is fully connected to its capacity for feeling means opening to being vulnerable. The ability to remain open is a skill that involves increasing our threshold for both pleasant and unpleasant sensations. Staying open when we want to shut down, staying open when it’s easier to walk away.
Today we would like to invite you to embrace vulnerability ♥
I. "The world is a beautiful place" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don’t mind happiness
not always being
so very much fun
if you don’t mind a touch of hell
now and then
just when everything is fine
because even in heaven
they don’t sing
all the time
II. Child’s Pose: Balasana
Child’s Pose (Balasana) centers on creating a moment of rest where the body can be still. It is a foundational yoga posture that reminds us that inaction can be as valuable as action.
It requires immense courage to actually pause and listen to what we need, to cease distracting ourselves from the inner voice. It requires us to be vulnerable.
Learning to surrender into the pose is an important part of the practice. With the curiosity, humility, vulnerability, honesty and courage of a child, the willingness to listen and not to look for validation, we can allow ourselves to dive deeper into our practice.
Finally, Child’s Pose can be calming and relaxing, helping to manage stress. It activates the relaxation response (parasympathetic nervous system) and deactivates the stress response (sympathetic nervous system). This may help lower or regulate blood pressure.
Source: Yoga Journal
III. C'mon C'mon | Movie
C’mon C’mon takes you on a journey through the allure of introspection and vulnerability.
Photographed in gorgeous black and white, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny, a struggling radio producer who gets the call to take care of his young nephew Jesse (newcomer Woody Norman) when his sister (Gaby Hoffman) must attend to Jesse's mentally unwell father (Scoot McNairy). As Johnny and Jesse get to know each other through travels across the country, emotionally shifting conversations, and producing a radio show involving the real opinions of real children, their lives, brains, and hearts expand and grow in unexpected ways.
C’mon C’mon follows both the sweet moments of connection and understanding between the two as well as their missteps.
We'll get back to you shortly Yogis!
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