Cultivating the Freedom of Joyful Energy
Joyful energy is ours at any age. The freedom of being and expressing our real selves without fear of judgement is the joy and birthright our Creator gives us. Being your unique self, frees up all the life energy that can be trapped in conditioned thoughts and attitudes.
I just taught myself this yoga pose a few months ago. This asana is called, Wild Thing or Camatkarasana! One poetic translation means “the ecstatic unfolding of the enraptured heart.”
When I first saw this yoga posture, I was immediately inspired by the feeling of freedom and by the form of an open heart and a joyful, energetic body. That was all the incentive I needed to want to achieve Wild Thing. Inspiration is my best motivation! Being that I am in my mid-sixties, my attainment of this pose is a real testimony to the saying, “You’re never too old to learn something new.”
Yoga, like life, cannot be accomplished by force. Cultivating inner awareness and centering our Body-Mind-Spirit will give us stability and adaptability of consciousness. In this way, we can thrive and live dynamically amid the demands of our daily lives.
Nurture yourself and your personal growth with compassion and delight. Get creative with your fitness journey. There are so many options. A simple first step could be to get enough sleep.
Our body is in a constant state of recycle, healing and renewal. Sleep promotes this healing and renewal; 8-9 hours of good sleep is one of the best things you can do to strengthen your body’s life force. Yoga has some good resources for getting a good nights sleep.
A beautiful affirmation for you today … The light of my own being guides my life forward. The light of my own being guides my life forward.
With a joyful heart, Linda
For the LORD delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. – Psalm 149:4 (NLT)