Yesterday in yoga class, (www.spirapoweryoga.com) as the instructor was giving us guidance for the next pose explaining one side may not be as strong as the other, she stopped herself mid-sentence and said, Scratch that, I am putting thoughts in your head.
From then on, all of her words to us were ripe with awareness about finding the positive way to form thoughts in our heads. Like, “be strong in the pose, find your strength, focus on your power.” How often do we focus on our weaknesses, so intensely aware of our lack of strength?
We rise every morning with thoughts telling us this and that. Beating down repetitive mantras, “not enough time, not good enough, will be better when”….etc, etc. Right?
Nothing is more powerful than our voice. What would happen if instead of saying, I don’t have enough time to take care of myself or I am not very good at such and such, we substituted powerful, positive, words ripe with optimism, bursting with possibility?
Today in yoga class, (www.breathehotyoga.com) I didn’t start my class with the old voice, I’ll look good when I can get arms like the chica in the black tank top. Instead I filled my head with loving, positive, words coming from a place of power deep within not from the surface where it doesn’t matter.
As the instructor yesterday reminded us, Choose your words carefully. For they have more power than I think we realize. And as today’s teacher showed us, Remember to have fun in your practice.
Your words don’t have to beat you down, they should lift you up. Lift you up high so you can soar like a bird in flight and when you do fall make you want to try again.
by J.G. McGlothern