Monday Mantra - April 1st

I am intentional with my words.”

As I work on reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz for what might just be the 100th time. I have decided to plan a baby yoga series around these agreements. The first one being my hardest to follow since I tend to have “foot on mouth” moments, but really, who doesn’t? This week as I work on being intentional with my words, I ask you to join me in following this idea of clear communication, being truthful yet intentional.

On your mat, (well technically off) with your practice, before getting onto your mat, take a walk on the earth. Whether this is dirt, grass or maybe dip your toes in natural water, find a way to feel connected with the earth and plant a seed in your mind of nourishment. Let this connection to earth give you the grounding you need to have an intentional practice. Notice how your practice changes after doing this walking meditation.

Off your mat, I invite you to write things down before having a hard conversation with a loved one. Be honest about how you feel but also express your feelings accurately. Read it out loud to yourself to make sure you are getting your message across in how you feel and not what is wrong with the other person.

-Namaste, Michi P.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MICHI POINDEXTER

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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.