As we move deeper into the holiday season it can be easy to fall into familiar rhythms. Typically there is a tangible stress created by the culture of gift giving and gatherings that dominate this time of year.
Awareness can help. Perhaps you’ve attended a yoga class where the instructor
encourages you to “meet yourself where you are” or “find the expression of the pose that meets your truth today, with the wisdom it might be different than the last time you practiced.” This guidance is an example of awareness, acceptance and adaptation playing out.
Slowing down, pausing before acting and making decisions…practicing awareness,
acceptance and adaptation, is not always easy. This holiday season we encourage you to give it a go: find moments to pause, slow down and respond to what’s happening around you. You may find these few awareness, acceptance and adaptation journaling prompts useful:
What are you aware of in yourself or others right now?
What might be blocking your ability to accept whatever is?
How can you adapt to meet whatever is more lovingly and kindly?
Enjoy the holidays.
Jillian is a yogini based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She leads weekly public yoga classes for adults and specializes in yoga for kids and families. Her studies have led her to complete trainings at YogaWorks, Karma Kids and Yoga Playgrounds. Jillian feels blessed to practice and teach yoga and is particularly passionate about empowering her students with tools to navigate the modern world with ease.