Right now, we are all experiencing an unprecedented time of uncertainty, fear, and change. In the midst of all of this, however, stories of people working together – while distancing themselves for safety’s sake – continue to surface. Stories of Italians singing and making music together from separate balconies and patrons of small businesses rallying to support their favorite restaurants/yoga studios/and more flood social media as everyone seems to be collectively determined not to allow this to defeat us. It’s inspiring and encouraging!
Let’s set our intention to continue to inspire faith, hope, and LOVE and when we do come out of this, remember to hold onto this intention because that’s when the discomfort will truly set in. We are in the pigeon pose of life: Uncertainty and discomfort as we entered the storm just as when we enter the pose, settling in and breathing into the “pose” that is social distancing and realizing necessary changes, and now the “hold”. We hold the pose, we maintain our precautionary measures, and we breathe into it. We rely on our breath to sustain us, to enable us to maintain this challenging position we are in. And remember, when we are ready to come out, sensation – intense sensation – will reappear. Don’t forget to come back to your breath, back to your intention. Remember, we are all in this together.
Vicki Sanford, E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP
Founder/Owner, Omni Yoga