Dear Reader: This blog post relates to lessons that are currently taking place as part of a course I’m teaching at Utah State University called Integrated Wellness. You are welcome to follow along and share any remarks or ask questions. I’d love to hear from you!
The idea for today’s class came from the brilliant, beautiful, Glennon Doyle Melton. She wrote a piece titled Your Body is Not Your Masterpiece for Huffington Post and you gotta read it; go HERE for a hefty dose of inspiration.
Basically, she reminds us that your life is your masterpiece, and your body is the instrument that you use to create it. Your body is already perfect for what it is meant to do, which is to sculpt and craft and create the life of your dreams.
So how does that all fit in with Yoga?
Well, yoga helps you keep your instrument clean, fine tuned, and ready for creation. It helps to get rid of any built up tension, stress, worry, fear, and all the other junk that doesn’t serve you, so that you can use it the way it was meant to be used—as a tool for incredible creativity, deep connection, endless joy, and infinite love.
Furthermore, yoga keeps the body functioning in top form so that you can do the things you love to do for the rest of your life….dancing when you’re 83, or rock climbing when you’re 97!
It’s easy to get caught up in thinking that you need to change your body in order to be happy or fulfilled, but in reality, your body is already perfectly designed to bring you endless happiness as it helps you carry out your purpose in this life.
So rather than place your focus on how you wish your body were different, start focusing on how perfect it already is for the life you’re meant to manifest.
Photo: Charlotte McKnight