Picture a moment when you unexpectedly crossed paths with someone you hadn't seen in ages. Remember that warm, fuzzy feeling that welled up inside you? Perhaps it manifested as goosebumps and an inner sense of excitement and joy.
As we arrive at Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I'd like to invite you to reflect on these feelings. This time of year often brings us together with people we don't see regularly, be it for a shared meal, a drink, or simply spending quality time with loved ones. These physical and emotional responses you experience are a beautiful demonstration of connection—the sense of belonging with others, whether they're family or friends.
There's something undeniably nourishing and grounding about it.
We humans are inherently wired for connection, but have you ever considered what life would be like without those cherished connections? It might feel like a somber, empty state—a profound sense of missing out.
Here's the intriguing part: many of us are not fully connected to ourselves.
We often live in our minds, unaware of what's transpiring in the rest of our bodies. In many cases, we can also find ourselves disconnected from our own thoughts and emotions.
Now, contemplate a scenario where you could foster the same connection you have with loved ones, but with yourself—genuinely understanding yourself, your inner world, and how it intertwines with your outer world to shape the unique YOU. Wouldn't it be an enriching journey to forge that connection within yourself?
This week, a client shared an enlightening experience. She discovered a spot in her body that responded profoundly to a specific movement, despite it not being the source of her discomfort. She began "gathering data points," noticing how these data points influenced her body—connections forming before her eyes.
She was making connections.
Now, envision the possibility of connecting your own data points, unveiling insights into yourself, and cultivating a profound inner awareness and relationship. Such self-discovery could genuinely enhance your well-being.
I would love nothing more than for you to embark on this journey.
That's why I'm thrilled to extend an invitation to the upcoming series, Intro to Rest and Rejuvenation Sleep Meditation.
It's an opportunity for you to reconnect with yourself.
Together, we will explore simple practices that can help you restore and regenerate, just as sleep does. By dedicating time to your inner world, whether it's your thoughts or how your body feels, you'll tune into yourself and deepen your awareness of your body and mind.
This four-week series kicks off every Friday, starting on October 13. You can join us on Zoom from the comfort of your own home or in person at Yoga Within Edmonton.
So, as you go about your weekend, remember to connect with others and, equally importantly, with yourself. A simple thought of gratitude for yourself and those around you can go a long way.
Wishing you a warm and fulfilling Thanksgiving weekend filled with meaningful connections. 🦃
Stay well and happy moving,
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