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Checking in for Flight

February 4, 2018

Can you recall a time recently in which you suddenly realized that you weren’t quite sure what occurred only moments prior?  Maybe it was a conversation where you lost the thread, or a commute where autopilot was engaged.  Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we just find ourselves checked out.

 

The truth is that we all need to take a break.  But our practices ask us to explore whether we can do so without becoming wholly disconnected or disengaged.  When we come to our mats and our minds are feeling heavy or overwhelmed, our bodies will feel the same, and most often our wings will feel the burden.  How do we invite, with kindness and compassion, the soaring energy of flight that we know resides within?  First we check in.  We acknowledge that not every day, nor every moment is going to be our best.  With a shift in perspective, a more positive mindset is allowed to emerge.  The swelling of our hearts encourages our ribs to expand and we allow space for our wings to come forth, opening wide. Our fingers curl to hollow the center palm and create a balanced muscular engagement from hands to shoulders. From this relationship we broaden our hearts and our wings in a posturing of flight; one for which we are fully prepared.

 

Bob Bello, author, tells us that “The sky is the limit for those not afraid to fly”.  And we needn’t fear those times when we don’t feel quite ready or up to the task!  If we keep inviting ourselves to check in and stay connected, we can withstand all sorts of turbulence.  So let us together make the most of our flights of adventure, for who knows how far we may travel?  The sky’s the limit!

 

I’ll see you all on your mats!

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