As we wrap up 2018 and look to 2019, there are some things I hope you remember. As you set your intentions and resolutions, know that you are already whole. That you don't need to change anything about who you already are...EVER...in order to be and feel worthy.
Yoga is the process of stripping away all of the stories, untangling the webs and breaking down the armour you've put up to protect yourself in this life. Yoga is becoming free in body, mind, and spirit. You have access to that freedom wherever you are at right now - physically, mentally, and emotionally.
The practice of yoga means that you'll never need a year of a "new you." A clean slate? Yes. A fresh perspective? So lovely. A reminder to take care of yourself? Of course. I'll personally never promote weight loss or a scale or how much you can lift or how long you can dangle in headstand (although it’s fun to play!). I personally will never tell you this food is "good" and that food is "bad." Ever. That's too simple. It's too easy. And, learning to love yourself is so much more than what you DO, what you LOOK like, or what you EAT (although nourishing yourself with tasty whole foods can do wonders for your wellbeing).
As we enter into 2019, let's collectively think about what makes us come alive and allow ourselves to be pulled towards that. Maybe it's community and time with family. Maybe it's hiking or getting outside. Maybe it's yoga. Maybe it's travel. Maybe it's taking a course or writing a business plan. Instead of changing who you already are, how can you become MORE of who you already are. Yes?
Before we leave 2018, I simply want to thank YOU. Thank you for reading. Thank you for practicing with me. Thank you for believing in the spirit of Yoga Dear. I look forward to learning more about YOU in the coming year, how I can serve you better, and how we can work together. For now, though, I hope you take time to reflect on the year that's been and look towards the new one with a curious, accepting, open, and loving heart, while asking the question: How can I become more of ME?
P.S. If you're in Lewisburg, PA, we have some New Year's Specials for you!! Save $69 on a TWO Month Yoga Pass! Add on a family member to your Yearly Membership for a special rate. And, if you're a Public School Teacher, a Social Worker, or a Therapist, get 30% off any service. Please visit www.yogadear.com/memberships to find all the details.
P.P.S. If you're not in Lewisburg, PA (ahem...I'm not either anymore), I do have something special in store for you in 2019. <3 <3 <3