Never Force a Pose

Today’s wisdom is that wherever you end up in a pose [Asana] is exactly right for you. No forcing, just being. Never force your body into a position that causes pain. Our bodies all move differently because of how our bones are connected. One person may be able to do full Virasana aka Hero Pose [sitting between the feet] while others may need a variation [sitting on their feet, a cushion or blocks] because of ankle or knee pain. I know it can be hard to be content, and you’ll want to do some of those amazing poses full on, but your body’s wellness is more important.

You will still be able to experience tremendous shifts in your body, mind, and heart while focusing on your safety and wellbeing. Never force a pose, or else you can cause yourself an unnecessary injury. Be humble, explore the boundaries, and see what your body can do. Move with care, have gratitude, and maintain and appreciation of all it can do for you. You can thank your body by taking care of it in return.

 

Urdhva Dhanurasana

Urdhva Dhanurasana by AndysArtworks.etsy.com 

 

 

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Native American 10 Commandments To Live By

Rather than call them as commandments, I like to think of them as little bits of wisdom, mantra’s or guidance. Because it’s been a few weeks since I have had the chance to share any tea quotes, I thought I would include this gem.

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  1. the Earth is our mother; care for her.
  2. Honor all your relations .
  3. Open your heart and soul to the great spirit.
  4. All life is sacred, treat all beings with respect.
  5. Take from the earth what is needed and nothing more.
  6. Do what needs to be done for the good of all.
  7. Give constant thanks to the great spirit each day.
  8. Speak the truth but only for the good in others.
  9. Follow the rhythms of nature.
  10. Enjoy Life’s journey but leave no tracks.

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