Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Lessons from yoga - be true to yourself

Being true to yourself means acting in accordance with your values, beliefs etc.  It means accepting yourself for what your are and not striving to be what you think others want you to be.  Sometimes this means saying 'no' and that takes courage.  

Before you can act in accordance with who you are you need to get to know yourself. Getting to know yourself means looking inside yourself to find the divine that resides in all of us for your true self is kind and compassionate.  Being kind to yourself is something some people find difficult - we tend to much harder on ourselves than we would be on others.  But love for self and self-respect provide us with a solid base from which we can reach out to others.

Through our yoga practice we can open up the throat chakra, to know our truth and be able to communicate it to others.  We also have a tendency to absorb negative energies from other people and our solar plexus, third chakra is a barometer of this.  Though our yoga practice we can strengthen the third chakra to help protect us from these energies and rid ourselves of any we have already absorbed.  The throat and naval chakras will therefore be the focus of our video this week.  I have also included Eagle pose arms to help give us insight to know our true selves, Dancer, a heart opener to open our hearts to who we truly are and Goddess Squat for courage to be our true selves. end with a rainbow meditation which involves all of the chakras in being our true self.

Please see my yoga video on my YouTube Channel-'Lessons from yoga - Be true to yourself'-https://youtu.be/qlehpX0K8NQ

Janet x

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