JUST THREE CHANCES LEFT FOR YOGA WITH ME*
*Until July when I’m back from my sabbatical…
Know Your Rights
Since the legislature is hell-bent on trying to legislate our very existence away, I thought I would offer this parting message for y’all as I prepare to take a much-needed sabbatical.*
Your worth is not in question. Your value is not up for debate. Your wholeness and humanity cannot be legislated away. You have a right to know this with every part of your being.
Radiant health is your birthright. The justice, peace, stability, equality that you seek for your world—you are also entitled to the fullness of these things. The love, compassion, respect and affection that you seek for your communities and your loved ones–you also have a right to bask and revel in the power of these things.
Sometimes it can be hard to act with love towards your own self. Sometimes it feels so much easier to work towards justice out there, or sacrifice your self for the sake of someone else’s healing, safety, wellness. Sometimes it can be hard to resist voices which tell you you’re not whole, that have been downplaying your greatness and emphasizing your limitations.
It can be tempting—or sometimes may even happen unconsciously or habitually—to assent to the forces that seek to keep you small and deprive you of your freedom, to cut you off from your true nature.
It is your right to experience fullness and freedom, because it is your nature. It is your right to experience optimal health in a holistic sense—that your body, mind, and heart experience the fullness of vibrancy and vitality, the unhindered flow of energy to every cell, the undiminished inner light shining through your outer body.
It is your right to experience your fullness in every moment—not just once a year on a retreat, or once a week in a religious or spiritual setting. It is your right to know yourself fully—through the complex layers of embodiment right down to the unwavering essence of goodness. It is your right to find an expression through your outer body which matches your inner experience.
Co-conspire with the Universe to create the conditions for yourself in which you can open to the fullness of who you are. Yoga—union with the Divine, the balance of contrary complements—can be a path to residing in your freedom. Come along and check it out.
- *This is my last week of yoga for awhile, as I am on SABBATICAL in May and June!
- No Yoga for Queers and Misfits in that time! Please keep your eyes peeled for an opportunity to share your thoughts on the past, present, and future of YQM.
- Align and Shine (Saturdays) will be covered by Kate Murray
- Don’t forget: Friday, 4/29 – I’ll be teaching a FREE
LOVE YOUR BODY Happy Hour Outdoor Yoga Class at Duke. 5:15pm at Duke Chapel Quad. Bring a mat if you have one, and I’ll bring a few too!