Day 13 clothesfreelife.com Clothes Free Yoga Challenge
Just Be Aware
I chose to express awareness in Downward Facing Dog today. Something about the grounding and stillness I experience in this posture awakens the question, “Who am I being?” in me. It is an important one to ask myself throughout the day. What do I feel in my body? What is my heart saying? What thoughts are rushing through my head? How am I being towards others? How are my thoughts and actions impacting my environment?
The tricky thing for me is that once I become aware of what I feel and these other questions arise, I often try to fix myself or control things. For instance, last weekend I found myself feeling nervous about an experience. I found myself wanting to fix what I felt, to get rid of the nervousness. I wanted to force myself to feel comfortable. So, the key piece was to just be with what I felt. It was a true practice for me to be aware of it without reacting by going into fight or flight.