Life is not static. There are layers of life that move at different rhythms within your being and your world. At times of transition, when there is a big shift in those rhythms, finding a way to stay in balance and connected to this earth plane can be difficult. The farther along I move through this year, the clearer it is to me that this is a pivotal year for me in many ways. So, I’m in the middle of transition right now, and I thought I’d share some of the ways I’m finding balance in this ever shifting time.
Having danced all of my childhood, then found hatha yoga, flexibility is something that has always been present in my realm. Often, flexibility is thought of only in terms of the physical body, but flexibility is a state of being. Flexibility is being in touch with the movement of energy, whether that is tangible in the physical body, or intangible in the form of thoughts, emotions, and patterns of relating and existing. Flexibility is being in touch with the elements you are, especially the water and wind, but also the fire, storm, and even the earth. There are rhythms everywhere and as change occurs, you can move your way through different rhythms to feel your way into the rhythms that suit you best in the moment.
So think of yourself as dancing through each moment, each breath even, and being aware of what feels good. Whether you want to actually dance around your room every day as you get going, or dance words through your being by singing or reading aloud words that resonate with you, do what feels good to you. Know that if you’re uncomfortable, you can keep moving to find your way into a place more comfortable.
If dancing or singing/speaking doesn’t feel like the rhythm for you, breathing exercises are something else to try. Alternate nostril breathing is an easy way to clear and balance yourself and only takes a few minutes and breathing which we all do.
As we near the summer solstice, there is plenty of light to draw in to support your transition. Focusing on the energy of the solstice, the changing angles of the earth to sun, provides added strength to your own changing angles.
Flexibility exists in each step, each thought, each emotion, each breath. And moving in transition is just one movement of the symphony that is your life. Smile, be gentle and kind with yourself.