I can’t believe the first week of May has gone?! Where does time go? I do wonder if it’s true that time flies by the older you get?
Anyway, I digress. For the past two months, I’ve proposed a theme for the month, for yoga practice on the mat, as well as off the mat. In March, we were brave and in April, we were strong. This month, it’s be playful.
With the longer days and the warmer weather, there is a spring in our step and a lightness in our hearts. Isn’t it interesting how the sunshine can bring a smile to our hearts? That the shadows that we carry in our souls dissipate when we start to cast some light on ourselves? Whilst for some, the darkness and heaviness still prevails, by being brave and strong, we can draw on those two qualities and bring some lighthearted playfulness to our days.
Young children fall and hurt themselves. They cry when they’re hurt and soon enough, they seem to easily move on and the next thing you know, they’re giggling infectiously at something insignificant. Why is it they seem to move on so quickly? Is it because they’re quick to forget, or perhaps it’s because they’re more adept at living in the present than adults are? You may not agree with me but I reckon misery is self-inflicted. We decide to hold on to the past or we create visions of the future that may or may not come true. Surely if we can learn to live in the present, then we are able to find peace of heart and contentment? If we can be playful in the present moment, then we can experience a lightness of heart and happiness.
With my yoga class this week, we “played” with certain poses by working with a partner. We wobbled doing balances with our eyes closed. We rocked and we rolled; we smiled and we laughed. If we can do that in an hour’s yoga class, then perhaps we can do that somewhere in the rest of our day too. So I encourage you to do something different today, to seize the moment and do something silly, to be a child and to be playful. It will change your state and hence change how your feel.
Let me know how you get on!
Hugs … Ann-See x