Monday Mantra - August 5th

“I am listening to my intuitive self.”

Happy Monday yogis and welcome to August. As school is coming close to starting, we are working to get ourselves out of the summer fog and back into our routine of hitting the books. This also means it’s time to line ourselves up to be on the correct path for us. This can be hard when we follow our logic based brains instead of our intuition, our gut feelings. The more we practice following our intuition the better we are to act in our best interest long term and not what society tells us is correct.

Off your mat, check in with your intuition before making decisions. Note, I say intuition and now your thoughts. Whether it’s a big or small decision, stop before deciding, take a deep breath, quiet your mind, tap into the feeling you have in your solar plexus and notice the answer that has been circling over and over again, calling to you. You’d be surprised as the week goes on, the more you follow your intuition, the stronger it becomes.

On your mat, nothing says follow your gut feeling like core and twist. Do a heavy meditation practice to quiet the mind and remove the thoughts our brain wants us to answer to at all hours of the day. Do a practice waking up that solar plexus and “ringing out” the things that don’t serve you, giving space for your intuition to thrive and speak to you. Notice as you build this strength and space, those decisions we are making off our mat, become just a little bit easy.

-Namaste, Michi P.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MICHI POINDEXTER (they/them)

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This passionate knowledge seeking teacher, started their yoga journey with karma in 2015 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 now runs community outreach groups. With their trauma-sensitive and reiki training, they emphasize trauma healing by sharing techniques to take yoga off the mat. Aside from yoga, they enjoy outdoor activities, reading and mix media art.