Find your way home
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. - Kahil Gibran
One of my favorite things about having a yoga practice is that you can take it with you wherever you go! All you need is desire, your body, your breath and some kind of surface on which to engage and connect. It could be a wood floor, a yoga mat, a towel, a chair, the grass, the sand, the top of a mountain or a paddle board! You can use your imagination. Be creative.
Your practice takes up no room in your suitcase, you don't need an SUV, or a bike rack or a caddie. You simply find a space that feels welcoming and begin. Each breath, each step brings you to a new frontier of your self. You may find a gentle field of flowers, you may go deep, deep down below the surface of the sea, you may arrive at the edge of a treacherous high cliff, or feel yourself floating on a powdery cloud of love. The magic is that it is your journey. And each time - each moment will be new and different.
This is what it means to arrive home to yourself. To experience the multitude and diversity of your own life. To make any space home because it is where you are at any given moment in time. To run away from your experience - is to run away from home. And somehow that always feels a little icky. It’s hard work to face your reality and go deeper into the experience. But it is the threshold home to your heart, and the consciousness that connects you to peace, community and love.
Take your yoga practice with you wherever you go. Take it off your mat, or your towel, or your wood floor and bring it into your relationships, your work, your play, your rest. Let it be a map home. Stand in the center of it and look around and just breathe in your life. Delight in feeling your bare feet on the ground. Welcome yourself home to your own true heart.