Near the end of class, we were sitting in a "yin" pose that I had never done before and since we were facing the back of the room and my back was to the teacher, I was having a hard time knowing what the pose actually was. I wasn't sure if I was sitting right or how my legs were supposed to be or how the pose was supposed to work. I was sitting there with my forehead on a block worrying I wasn't doing it right.
Just as my mind was racing with all of those thoughts, the teacher spoke up and said: For any of you who are thinking about your busy days or schedules or who are thinking a million thoughts...go back to your breath and think about what you can do to let it go. So I stopped thinking about it and just released into the pose - whether it was right or not. And it felt good. For the rest of the class, any time I started to think too much, I just thought "what can I do to let it go."
|(Robert Bejil Photography)|
As someone who has a hard time letting things go, I'm hoping to extend that further than the yoga mat. I need to let go of the things that I am hanging on to. I need to let go of the things I cannot change. When I find my head spinning, I will ask myself "what can I do to let it go?" Maybe I'll start with these Quebec election results...
Ever feel like you just need to let it go?