Monday Mantra - August 12th

“I am ready to share my authentic expression.”

Happy Monday yogis! As school returns, we may find ourselves in some places of being hard to get back into the swing of things. It’s hot as hell outside and all we want to do is permanently hide from the heat. This weeks affirmation allows us to get the creative juices flowing! Giving ourselves space to express ourselves, start that project we have put off, or simply be prepared for the work load that comes with school.

On your mat, I invite you to slow down your practice. We are caring plenty of heat from the external forces going on around us with this Texas summer, allow ourselves to find cooling energy internally to allow creative space to thrive. Breathing exercises like sitali pranayama in easy seat can cool the body and stimulate our expression of self. Hip opening yin postures and reflection can get that stale energy moving without over heating.

Off your mat, find that one project, just one, that you either started and never finished, or never started at all. Write it down, create it, take it from a dream in your head and make it reality. Using the creative stimulation inside of ourselves and projecting it to the external world, knowing the world could use you accomplishing this task.

-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.