Remembering to Relax and Breathe

Affirmation: I relax and breathe into life. The more I relax into it, the less resistance I encounter, and the more things open up. I trust life with every breath I take.

Today’s affirmation was inspired by my yoga instructor. In class today she talked a lot about being conscious and aware about where your body was in each pose before you pushed yourself any farther. Then once you had listened and become aware of what your body was telling you, to breathe and relax into it.

She gave a great example of how she discovered how it works too. In her massage practice she had a client who was always asking her to push harder, and she would push and push. He would say he couldn’t feel anything and ask her to push harder. What was happening is that his body would tense up and resist the pressure, so when she would push he wouldn’t feel anything. It just became a battle of wills. One day she decided to take a different approach. She started with gentle pressure, and then when he said to press harder, she just told him to hold on and relax. Once he relaxed her elbow slowly went deeper and deeper. The next day he even called her to let her know he was sore for the first time.

I liked her example because as much as I understand how important it is to breathe and relax in my yoga practice it helped me by bringing more awareness to how it works.

I find that you can take this same approach with life. Whether it’s your body, another person or just something you are experiencing, it’s still working with energy.  The more we relax and breathe into life, the more we trust. When we have trust we allow life to open up in miraculous ways.

So… be chill, relax and breathe.  That’s when life’s miracles happen.

With love, light and faerie dust, ✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫*¨*.¸¸.✶*¨`*.✫

Melanie Dawn

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Say Yes!

Affirmation: I am open to the new people, opportunities and experiences life sends me. I recognize them by the sense of familiarity, comfort and safety I feel. I say YES to Life!

Ok, maybe I said YES to shopping today…

By no means do I advocate that shopping brings eternal happiness, obviously its a short fix. However, sometimes a little retail therapy does you good. Today, I feel my purchase went a bit longer than just an addition to my wardrobe though. Why? Well, I bought a pair yoga tights today from Clary Sage Organics. Like I said by no means am I advocating shopping, but I do definitely advocate supporting companies that are making a difference and helping Mother Earth.

What’s so special about these yoga tights? They are 91% PET (recycled plastic waterbottles). There are 6 waterbottles in a pair of tights. That’s 6 waterbottles that would have ended up in landfills. Now that something to say YES to.

Check them out at Clary Sage Organics.

Say YES to being ecologically responsible.

Melanie Dawn
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