Hello my sweet friends!
Gosh I hope this finds you doing great. And if not, as always, that is okay.
I feel you.
Up and down, the rolling hills and deep valleys.
Inside and out.
Round and Round.
My, how it is always moving and changing.
Stops. Drops to knees. Gives thanks.
Thank goodness for the philosophy and the tools of yoga!
I personally can’t imagine a life without such tools of action and mindfulness to help bring us back to what feels good. As we approach our 4th YWA birthday (!!!) I am just so so so very grateful that we are exploring this practice – together.
As we gear up for a new season of yoga videos on YouTube I cannot help but reflect on my personal journey through practice and smile.
It really is about honoring who you truly are.
It’s about being tender and soft with yourself when you need it.
It’s about having the courage to be bold when you need to, vulnerable when you need to and to make some serious changes when you need to.
Taking a look back at our first video ever I can see how radically things can change in a relatively short period of time.
Note: I find both inspiration and comfort in that.
I also went through a process of first cringing at myself – my bangs, my body, the way I collapse my shoulders in chaturanga, the way I down dog, the shine, my voice, my old dog Blue, the the insecurity, the….
And then I realize.
It was me – then.
And way to show UP Adriene.
Sits up tall and relaxes shoulders. A yogis version of patting yourself on the back.
And thank you Chris for inviting me to be me!
I practice yoga so that I can stay in communication with me.
Now if it seems like I am talking all about me me me, it’s because I am.
If it seems like I am talking about me – it’s because I am reminded how we are all such a dear reflection for one another.
That is what makes any community – but especially the global community here – so special.
It’s better than a fan base.
It’s a machine.
It’s a kula.
A community of folks showing up for themselves and using the practice of yoga to be themselves – truly and fully – each day.
And the most beautiful part is that when we are committed to focusing on our own journey we are also inspiring and supporting others to do the same.
It’s why I love to say that we are all in this together.
Because we are.
Often what you don’t like about someone else is what you have trouble with when inquiring within yourself.
Often what you admire in others is that which you seek to admire in yourself.
Often what you avoid in others is what you are avoiding with yourself!
Yoga invites you to keep up with your mind, your body.
It invites you to STAY ON that communication and inquiry that helps you connect with yourself.
So that you can drop the struggle and BE YOURSELF.
If you are in a situation that is keeping you from being yourself – let’s talk about how we can support you to fix that.
Dive right back into practice.
Dive into the community boards.
Someone has your back and will serve as a reflection.
Get involved with the Find What Feels Good community!
We are all here to learn how to support one another.
And, can I just say… we may be looking inward but we are taking OFF!
People are so kind and sweet to thank me for all the love and light that I share, but really THANK YOU.
Thank you for being such incredible love and light, humor and inspiration.
We are indeed a reflection of each other.
The good, the bad, the beautiful and the oogly.
Let’s keep going.
New Yoga Videos hit the tube next week with our 4th season of Yoga With Adriene!
If you haven’t already subscribed to the YouTube Channel, click here and you’ll get notified when we release a new video.
The FWFG Yoga membership site is growing and we are excited to share Boost & Chill on September 6th. This is a new project that includes two awesome practices to strengthen, nourish and leave you feeling amazing. Plus a mindfulness meditation video to go with!
We have a lot to share over the next few weeks so stay tuned!
From my heart to yours, thank you for helping us help others. Thank you for inspiring me daily and helping me continue to learn and accept and learn and grow – and grow.
Thank you for sharing the amazing tools of yoga with those you meet and reflect with.
Together I know we will go far!
All My Love,
PS: Daw, you didn’t think I would leave you hanging, did you? Here is the link to the first YWA video ever!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2oe-PAHTR0