Can You Remember?

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Here are the thoughts for this week’s yoga classes:

“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” – Anonymous

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

A theme emerged this past week on the Prana Fitness Facebook page about not comparing ourselves to others, but just honoring who we individually are, because no one is us.  This week’s thoughts take it one step further- don’t compare ourselves to who we think we should be based on what the world says, some made-up different improved version of us that actually resembles the masses, but try to peel away the layers to find who we are elementally at our core, who we were before the wold told us who we should be, the creative depth to our core.

As you bend and twist on your yoga mat or in any workout, visualize layers of gunk falling off of you, stress melting off of you, heat from within causing the changes, your iron core burning and churning, older than time itself. Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?  What did it feel like? What qualities did you exhibit as a small child? What simple joys did you enjoy? What if today you could live those qualities with authenticity? How much less stress would you feel? How much more self-acceptance and love would you feel?

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