Practicing Self-Kindness


A big thank to everyone that joined for the women's yoga group this past Friday. What a lovely night it was!  It's amazing how much movement and dancing can uplift how we feel. 

We are in the midst of our 3-month exploration of the 3 components of self-compassion. Last month we talked about mindfulness, this month we talked about self-kindness, next month we'll talk about common humanity. 

Here are some take aways for this month's theme of Self-kidness. 

Practice authenticity on your yoga mat

I’ve been thinking a lot about authenticity lately. 

As a yoga student and teacher, I’m used to hearing these phrases in yoga classes: “take the variation of the posture that best fits your body in this moment”, “honor where your body is at”, “listen to your body”, “do what you can”, “take what you need from the posture and let the rest go”. 

These phrases are all asking us one thing: be your most authentic self, asana to asana, moment to moment.