But what happens if we stop trying to please people and just try to make sure that we are being true to ourselves? Surely the by product of being true to yourself naturally will lead to less complicated relationships?
This is something I've been thinking a lot about lately and mulling over. Its true that yoga has definitely helped me along this path. Yoga was an idea I had been toying with for quite a few years without actually doing much about it before I set myself my 90 day experiment (that's a story for another post). Since engaging with my daily yoga practice I have found the benefits to be widespread. I now sleep better, I feel better and when I have something going around in my head that I can't make stop, I now do at least half an hour of yoga and I feel better. I feel better. That's good no?
So what does yoga have to do with pleasing others? well I think its about realising that you don't always have to be doing things for other people at your own expense. Yoga is for me. That sentence works on many levels. Yoga is about concentrating on yourself, clearing your head and finding time to be 'ok' in your own skin. That, to me, is happiness.
You can see in the picture I've posted up here that I'm doing an arm balance. I can say that it felt easy, it felt relaxed and it felt good to do. I wasn't pushing, I wasn't straining. I was simple being - and that was good. I truly believe that in the space that yoga creates in your head and your heart - truly alchemical things can happen. xo