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A Garden of Open Hips

April 17, 2016

It’s the good ol’ seed planting metaphor this week, folks. Old faithful. You know the one: everything we think and do is planting a seed that will grow to affect our lives down the road. Karma and all that jazz, right?


It’s really important to have intention about our “seed planting”. Don’t go planting berries when you want salad greens. If you want to open up the body, make sure you’re planting seeds of open-ness, of finding space and flexibility and improving the body’s range of motion.


If you keep planting “I have tight hips” seeds, I got news for you; you’re going to keep harvesting tight hips till the cows come home. It’s that whole self-fulfilling prophecy thing.


So instead of reverting to regret and admonishing ourselves for what we don’t have (yet) let’s try planting some seeds for what we WANT. Throughout this practice (and honestly, pretty much all the time) keep planting seeds (words, mantras, imagery) for what you’re trying to achieve. Since we’ll be working towards compass pose today, seeds of open hips and flexible hamstrings would be good choices.


We’ll use some assistance from household items (or, you know, a real yoga strap if you happen to be the sort of person who’s prepared, which I generally am not – didn’t last long in Girl Scouts) to put our legs behind our head, because that’s what yoga’s all about, right?


Not! Yoga is about fostering growth and connecting to the very best version of you that you have within you (because really, it is in there). Let’s breathe and laugh and plant some seeds of love and light.


By the way, I’ll just throw a little seed here that I would be tickled pink (and any other color you like) if you could maybe subscribe to the YouTube channel this comes from, and maybe leave some comments letting me know what you think?  My project for this week is to keep working on a more operational Pinterest page as well as figure out how to get the best website builder that will enable putting a comments section on the website as well (you should comment on YouTube and tell me all about that, too!)


Thanks, yo.






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