Monday Mantra - August 19th

“My truthfulness is a strengthening force.”

Happy Monday yogis! This week, we focus around our personal self doubt and the small triggers we project on others. Identifying the mirroring and noticing that the universe is showing us something in ourself in those around us. As a small disclaimer, I don’t relate this is situation of gaslighting or abuse, don’t ever believe you deserve abusive treatment. But when all the people in our lives are surfacing a trait, we are drawing these traits to us. If we don’t like this trait, we may be mirroring something we need to resolve in ourselves, to rid these forms of unhealthy bonds.

Off your mat, I invite you to practice staring into your own soul. If you’ve ever done this practice with someone else, you sit in silence for long periods of time and just stare each other in the eyes and take in the others soul. But with this, I ask you to practice with yourself, setting yourself in a comfortable seat in front of a mirror(close enough where you can see your eyes). Do some soul searching, notice and identify what you see, maybe what you like, what needs growth and what you can leave behind you.

On your mat, I invite you to get that self love flexing with some heart openers/backbends. Breath deep, find your truth and get it moving. We hold stagnant energy in our hearts. We limit ourself out of fear, giving ourselves false truths to believe. Opening your heart in your practice will guide you to open your heart and speak your hearts true mission.

-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.