For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.
- Cynthia Occell -
ON THE MAT
I love this quote, and this is what we have the opportunity to do overtime we step on the yoga mat. After a hot and sweaty class, the Energy Exchangers come into clean the room, and they see complete destruction. It’s powerful work we are doing, this ‘growth’ stuff. We have 60 minutes to nurture our greatest expression. To crack our shell, and in one deliberate great we can change EVERYTHING. Let's go!
In yoga practice, we can pay attention to our greatest expression in each pose. Not compared to someone else, but the posture in our body. For example, in Warrior one, how we can soften our shoulders, add a gentle smile and let vitality shine from every fingertip.
OFF THE MAT
Growth is scary when we get stuck on the word change. Change is tough, but the reality is that all is changing, all the time. This quote reminds us that we have a say in achieving our greatest expression. When things get overwhelming or things look messy, return to the word growth and remember that it will look like complete destruction. Messy is okay!