A personal lesson learned from yesterday’s experience on the mat: “Get the affirmation first.” It would have served me greatly while I was being so hard on myself.
A reminder from Sunday’s workshop: I sweat profusely in hip openers. I could be practicing on the North Pole, and if you put me in a hip opener for any length of time, the sweat starts pouring. And I know why. I know what I’m holding onto in this area. I also know what I need to let go of in order to free up the physical tension in my hips, as well as the emotional agitation that arises in hip openers. So this morning I did a (very necessary) 100-minute practice led by Seane Corn and it was packed with LONG, DEEP hip openers.
Affirmation for meditation, which I used throughout my whole practice: I attract only healthy relationships.
If we in this world have any intention to heal and grow and change, we have to be willing to do the work.