yoga & the many hats we wear

“They tell you: Follow your dreams. Listen to your spirit. Change the world. Make your mark. Find your inner voice and make it sing. Embrace failure. Dream. Dream and dream big. As a matter of fact, dream and don’t stop dreaming until your dream comes true.
I think that’s crap.
I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people? Are busy doing.”
― Shonda Rhimes

IMG_4713oh how quickly life moves

i can’t believe a month has gone by since i have checked in here, there have been so many times i thought to come here and share/write/be. there is always a “but” or a “ok, when the bear naps”. which makes me so sad that i have put it off this long!

although today is the first day of spring break, i feel like so many things in life, there is never a right time to get back to the things you love. after all what is life without the many hats we wear. whether it be mama, yogi, teacher, writer, or chef/housecleaner/boo-boo kisser, none of these things are separate from each other. they feel like many hats, constant switching between work life, home life, etc, but truthfully as a yogi, we learn that in truth we aren’t different just using different skills. maybe even the same skills, but we just see it differently. the many hats just become being present, holding space, and acting from love. ah yoga, you make things so beautiful!

these last few weeks i have been balancing teaching, writing, and motherhood like i so often do, but i have noticed that when i honor the space i need for myself (by writing, practicing, meditation, or having coffee with friends), life flows so much smoother. the more i feel like i’m “wearing many hats”, the more exhausted i am, but when i look at motherhood, yoga, and writing as the same output and receiving of love then all goes smoothly. even when i have been bending over backwards to get the new book edited and ready for y’all (next week, but more on that in a minute). being mama and holding space requires the same creativity as writing, the same patience is needed for teaching yoga. presence to give love, to be love. i am infinite and i do a lot, so do you!

speaking of doing a lot, Nancy and I will be releasing our second book “The Living Mantra” on Monday March 20th (yes, yes the vernal equinox. we gotta cash in on that growth and bloom juju 😉  ), it is currently available in both Kindle and paperback  for pre-order here. If you have enjoyed “The Living Mala”, this makes a great companion book as well as a great stand alone book. If the idea of mantra scares you, this book will be a great way to remind you that our words matter and what we tell ourselves is important! i hope you’ll consider picking up a copy 😉

xo,

liz

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