Words are hard to come by when you are fighting endless waves of anxiety and sadness, breaths are shorter, and motivation is pretty nonexistent.
When I'm feeling like this stepping on my mat and moving through a physical practice is the last thing my heart is dying to do. I know it's what I should do- in fact, it's probably vital, but I don't want to do it.
I'm not here to drag you into my mental and emotional states, but I'm here to remind you we are all human and we all go through really tough days/weeks/months/years, and it's okay to feel the pain you are feeling.
I believe yoga helps us become more intune with our emotions (even the shitty ones) and gives us the proper tools to release and surrender them.
For me, if I'm really down, like I am in this present moment, asana is the farthest thing I want to do. Pranayama and meditation are not high up on the list, but are doable, and help my soul more than I can put into words.
Some of us experience bouts of anxiety and depression more frequently than others, I once read where Highly Sensitive People are more prone, but that's a differnt topic.
I firmly believe having different sets of tools can help us release over and over and over again what needs to be brought fourth.
There is nothing wrong with taking medication, I believe it's necessary in some cases. I also know that a wide range of yoga practices accompanied with medication can do the mind wonders.
Which brings me to a Kundalini practice I follow regularly.
Since I'm not comfortable in front of the camera yet, I'm going to share a teacher I 100% trust and her practice that has transformed my life.
Not only does it help when my mind gets the best of me, it strengthens my intuition. Win-win!
Click here if you're ready to breathe, surrender and gaze inward with Brett Larkin.
In the coming weeks I'm going to put together a series for Anxiety.
As of now, it will include a yoga sequence, a breathing practice, a meditation, and writing exercises- sound interesting??
Let me know!
Keep breathing and being,
A yogi with the passion to transform and inspire others along their path.