I am waiting for the plane to take me to my rendezvous with my Sonic Yoga Posse. I am meeting them at a beautiful retreat in sunny and warm Costa Rica. I am grateful. I’m here because I said, “yes.”
Not just “yes” to going on this retreat, but a long line of little “yeses” that brought me to this point.
I said, “yes” when I thought I was too busy.
I said, “yes” when I thought that I couldn’t.
I said “yes” when I didn’t think I was good enough.
I said, “yes” when I didn’t think I was ready.
I said, “yes” when I was scared.
I said, “yes” because I knew deep in my heart that is what the universe wanted me to say.
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Namaste Dear Sonic Community
I am writing with a full heart to send you all the message of holding steady during these times of unsteadiness. We have just passed through the Chinese New Year into the Year of the Fire Rooster. The Fire Rooster favors passion, compassion, calmness and confidence. It is dominated by the elements of fire and metal. When there is too much fire we feel stress, anger and excitement, too much metal equals anxiety and difficulty letting go of grief. How brilliant that the Fire Rooster knows just what we need right now to anchor during these turbulent times.
I have found in my life that when things are unsteady and I find myself confused or discouraged that my most effective solution is to take action. Not just any action but a well thought out constructive positive healing one. It is so easy to get overwhelmed with emotions and to move into a place of fear, anxiety or anger, but the Fire Rooster is encouraging us to be calm yet confident.
POSE OF THE MONTH: MICHELLE VANEGAS CHOOSES CAMATKARSANA
In Sanskrit, Camatkara translates to wonderful, spectacular and miraculous. In various classes I have heard it referred to as ‘wild thing’ or ‘rock star,’ both of which energetically describe how I feel when I am in the full expression of the pose. Camatkarasana includes so many juicy attributes such as backbending, inverting and balancing. It opens your chest, lungs, shoulders, front of the legs, hip flexors and builds strength in the shoulders and upper back. Rock Star pose literally flips and challenges my mental perspective, inspiring a childlike spirit. In addition to help relieve depression, stress and anxiety, Camatkarasana teaches me to surrender, to be open, to expand my heart and throat chakras all the while feeling grounded and connected to earth. Flip it on over to Camatkarasana ya’ll, it’s delicious! Continue reading