Monday Mantra - September 16th

“I will feel my feelings but not wallow in it.”

Happy Monday yogis! This week we focus on the feelings and change, with the Harvest Full Moon behind us, new beginnings are here. We tend to push down and try to not feel, the feeling that comes up most we tend to repress like this is grief. Grief manifest itself in many ways, not just the loss of person from death. It can be the death of a part of yourself, a bad habit, or grief anticipated something to happen. It manifest in many different ways, Allowing ourselves to feel without repressing to process but not sitting in it. Allowing ourselves to find movement help us process in change and enjoy where life is moving towards.

On your mat, I invite you to take it slow and feel the movement of each pose, hip openers and finding strength in our hips will give us the openness to feel our emotions but the power to grow forward. Find stillness and allow the energy to flow through your body.

Off your mat, I invite you to take time to sit with your thoughts. This doesn’t have to mean you meditate but allow your some time within thought, maybe while you journal or listen to music, to reflect on what changes have happened and where life is headed next with this energy shift occurring.

-Namaste, Michi P.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MICHI POINDEXTER (They/Them)

This passionate knowledge seeking teacher, started their yoga journey with karma a few years ago and after falling in love with the community of yoga completed their 200hr Teacher Training at Yoga from the Heart. They have been a Dentonite since 2014, graduated from TWU and runs community groups. With their trauma-informed certification, they emphasize trauma healing by sharing healing techniques to take yoga off the mat. Aside from yoga, they enjoy outdoor activities, reading and mix media art.