I had no idea what motherhood and yoga would look like. I thought I would have a house and a husband but life had other plans. I could resist life and grasp to what is not, or open with curiosity to what is.
As sacred land is violated in North Dakota, I wonder how often we violate the sacred land that is our bodies. I feel a call to honor our bodies as well as Mother Earth. May we remember how sacred the land of our bodies is, how precious and sacred intimacy is and make sure the people we let in respect our sacred land.
Published in Yoga International, August 2016.
Spirit does not recognize color, class, nationality or gender. Spirit sees the heart and the energy that each individual radiates to the Whole which includes the self and all of life; plants, animals, nature, people.
This past year was the most challenging one so far for me. Slowly, over the past few weeks, I have come to the other side of painful times. I bow down to the darkness I have felt this year. I bow down to the pain and the thoughts laced with anger, sadness, anxiety and fear – for I may label them as “negative,” but what they are is a gift…if I let them be.