Questions, Ideas, and Inspiration

Posted byLori Posted onSeptember 23, 2010 Comments7

I took a gym yoga class the other morning. It was not as vigorous as I’m used to with studio yoga, but sooooo needed, nonetheless. With tight hips (seriously, my hips are ridiculously tight) from CrossFit and running, yoga was exactly what I needed.

A little stretching for my hips helped in a big way. And a little stretching for my mind helped even more. The yoga instructor gave a little “speech” before class; Letting go of what what no longer suits you. Interesting concept.

This definitely ties in with my Fear post from the other day. Think about it. What can you choose, consciously, to let go of? Is there a label that you place upon yourself that no longer fits? A stereotype you can release? The example the yoga instructor used for her own life’s situation was that both of her parents are now gone, and she is no longer a daughter. She acknowledges this, not placing judgment on it. How this will effect her life, she doesn’t know and doesn’t try to know. She has just let go of this that no longer suits her.

What if we let go of those things that did not suit us, that we no longer really needed? It might be something as simple as throwing away some old mail or switching up that exercise routine that is not showing results. Or as complex and time consuming as clearing out your closet or doing a little more self love. “Results may vary” depending on what you’re “getting rid of” but that mental (or even tangible) weight might be lifted from your life.

Oppositely, what can you learned to embrace that does suit you?

Give back to yourself. Do something for you. Enjoy being. Smile because…

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  1. i should not admit this, but i giggle like a teenage boy every time i see “self love” written in a post.

    but seriously, i really like the sentiments of giving up something that no longer suits you. i think fall is a time of rest and potential all in one. it seems like the perfect time to let go. who knows what we might be able to accomplish with out that “thing” holding us back. giving it up will allow for my restful rest. i like!
    .-= kate´s last blog ..Chocolate Pumpkin Fail =-.

  2. What an intriguing post! I would have to say I have let go of the label of being “the fit one”. I’m still someone who focuses on health and fitness, but that isn’t all that defines me like I used to make it.
    .-= Tina´s last blog ..a day of birthdays =-.

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