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Be the Love

By In Yoga On February 08, 2013


Did you get a chance to read our February “Be the Love” newsletter? In it, we included a simple but effective love-exercise that we hope you’ll try, if you haven’t already. Or, even if you did, we hope you’ll do it again and again!
One of our readers had this to say about it:
“AWESOME!! I truly enjoyed the love exercise this early Sunday morning, especially after waking up to the bad news on the radio. My husband forgot to turn off the radio when the alarm went off at 4:45 a.m. I said, “Honey, I really do not like waking up to bad news.” I rolled out of bed to get myself ready to work out and find this beautiful exercise. Thank you so much.”
If you missed the newsletter and the “Be the Love” letter/instructions, here’s what it said:
A couple of us were recently chatting in the lobby at the studio and sharing our thoughts about the way yoga has a special way of evoking love!
As we reflected on that loving feeling that seems to naturally fill our hearts on the yoga mat and then steps off the mat with us into our various relationships, we got to imagining a world where everyone willingly does yoga! We then chatted about the huge effect this abundance of love would have on this world.
Just imagine that!!!
Take a nice, deep cleansing inhalation and exhalation and sit with that thought for a moment.
Close your eyes, relax your shoulders, arm and hands. Wiggle your toes and circle your ankles and then let your feet relax. Visualize love from the earth rising through your feet and touching EVERY cell in your body…
Say: “I am love. I am love. I am love.”
Imagine if we ALL took time to slow down on the yoga mat — or wherever we are — and literally be the love that we wish to see in the world. Oh what an abundantly loving world this would be, huh!
Well, the beauty is, we truly can play our part — beginning with ourselves! Here at LJYWC, we are believers that we can shift the level of love floating through the air right from our yoga mats. It’s not this love is limited to the mat, but rather yoga is a powerful TOOL in helping us bring that love within to the surface to effect the energy around us!
When others feel the abundance of love flowing through us, it’s really tough for them NOT to shift, too.
Need practice being the love you’d like to see in the world? Come gather tools and tips at any of our yoga classes or from our other offerings listed at www.lifesjourneywellness.com.
Or, you can start right at this moment by praying the LOVE prayer along the left column in this newsletter.
May February love and light shine upon you!
The same week we sent out this “Love” exercise, we noticed that some of the teens in our mid-week “Teens in Balance” class were holding hands while resting in Final Relaxation (Shavasana)! What an expression of peace and love! Holding hands wasn’t a part of the verbal class instruction given to them, but somehow the whole row ended up with hands and hearts connected.
Perhaps this love that flowed through and from them had been stirred up in them from the verse they had meditated on at the beginning of their class that day: “May they who love You be like the sun when it rises in its strength.” Judges 5:31
Indeed, peace, love, and strength exuded from these middle-school students as they rested before heading back to school for their next class!
May we all… Be the Love!
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