My how the time flies! It is almost the end of April, another Easter is upon us, and I am two-thirds of the way through my yoga challenge. This morning I was discussing the challenge with a friend of mine telling her how hard it is becoming for me to get to class, acknowledging for myself that the commitment is indeed a big one. She congratulated me on my journey while confirming the difficulty of completing the challenge in her own mind was showing up as a resistance to even signing up. We agreed that taking twenty-one yoga classes in thirty days is no small feat. Another friend of mine who despite her busy schedule signed up for the challenge and has upped her personal ante by giving herself twenty-eight days to complete, because the shape of the multiples of sevens resonates for her. Each of our own relationships to this challenge reflect what is truly being offered in the Spring Yoga Challenge, the opportunity to participate, even if the surface of that choice is non-participation.
This invitation to participate in this great gift of life was the offering Sonya gave her students at the end of todays noon class which she subbed for Kelly, and it resonated sweetly and harmoniously with how I was feeling upon arriving and compleating class. As this is also Easter Sunday the invitation to resurect and begin anew is present at every corner today. Weather you celebrate the holiday or not, from the abundance of eggs to the blossoming tulips, nature is reminding us constantly of the timeliness of beginning again. From a yogic standpoint, my teacher Bea Doyle out of Albuquerque shares this insight on the story of the resurrection, it is a teaching of the opportunity to re-ignite the eternal flame of love that burns in the cave of our hearts. However we choose to show up in our lives, in our relationships, in our yoga journeys is up to us, may we make the most of that choice by utilizing the beautiful gifts of our minds, bodies, and spirits.
As time continues to prove it flies, may we remember these truths and not hesitate to participate in life, love, and our personal challenges in ways that are harmonious for our hearts today and everyday.
You still have time to sign up for the Spring Yoga Challenge if you too wish to dive into this deep and beautiful journey. Show up anytime before the first of May and jump in, you’ll have thirty days from the day you sign up to complete.
With love, always, in all ways, for giving,