Learning to bend so I won't break... My life feels as though it is in limbo. I cannot move backward because that is not true to my self. I am hesitant to move forward because everything in life that feels stable and safe may be lost. I possess the power to change my life with one decision, yet instead of feeling excitement or anticipation, I am paralyzed by fear. That fear manifests itself in my dreams, my interactions with others. I hold all of that mental tension inside, keeping it veiled as much as possible from those around me. That hidden tension manifests itself in my physical body --my shoulders, neck and back. I am doing more yoga than I have in a long time, yet my entire body is less flexible than ever. I know that I cannot keep going like this. I need to learn to let go, to accept that I will never have all the answers before moving forward. I need to take those first steps and be flexible with my expectations. Maybe everything will be fine, or maybe everything will be a disaster for a while. But I am strong. If I allow myself to bend and push into the discomfort, I will make progress. My entire body and mind will feel that release of tension. And so I begin learning to bend and let go...
Day 6 of #StripDownAsanas3 was pose with a prop. This is a hybrid pose, not a true Asana, but the stretch on my entire upper body feels glorious. I need to do this daily! .
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