The Heart-Changing Lesson I learned from all the Messy Stuff Yoga brings to the Surface

Love, after all, is reflected to us as we cultivate more love within.

For me, yoga was the safe place that allowed me to connect to all the emotions and limitations my younger self held. I healed so much of my trauma within those walls and overcame the memories and emotional attachments I had to the stories of my past and my childhood. And by doing so, I realized our power is built within us and it’s our job to overcome the wounds and worries that keep us limited from feeling radiant, empowered, and loved. No one can create that kind of home, except ourselves.

To do yoga, we must be willing to adjust our minds, understand ourselves, and become aware of the lens through which we view the world. To actually unyoke and let go of the conditioning and fears requires time, patience, and practice. Our body holds a lot of wisdom when we can settle into it and connect to our sensory system, beyond the thinking mind.

It’s possible to create change and overcome the subconscious stories that trap us. Confronting our mental, emotional, and physical states can help us break through our limitations and whatever is getting in the way of feeling good within. Neutralizing and confronting the ego thoughts, patterns, and triggers that cause us to act out frees us so we can evolve and become more conscious and loving individuals.

Our yoga practice is the path to love and radical self-acceptance.

Our heart’s power is found when we can think less, feel more, and tap into our true joyful nature—and when we can remember who that is. Our individual mission is to come home to love by loving who we are, developing power that comes from the heart, and leading in ways that truly empower and support our growth.

We all have the power to become who we want to be and create the kind of love and relationship we desire. Self-love and self-knowledge allow us to develop that happiness and fulfillment, while also finding the fun in being true to ourselves. And by doing so, we’re better able to trust the love that shows up all around us, instead of seeking love from outside.

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