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Challenge the Comfort

Yoga, stretching, exercise, practice. What do you call your fitness routine? Whatever you call it, it is a matter of challenging your comfort right?

I experience the challenge every time I get on my yoga mat to practice. Just breathing makes me think about letting things come and go as I inhale and exhale. But the struggle to take in that breath while my muscles are screaming at me is real. I know I need to focus my mind and realize that the suffering I am feeling in that moment is sourced from the attachment I have to comfort and I am not exactly comfortable in that moment of letting go.

I have been practicing yoga for about 15 years and learned that in the exact moment I let go and relax the muscle in the pose, all the pain and suffering is gone and I am stretched further and further.

It's this way in life too. Because of the years of practicing letting go in my practice of yoga, when I'm in a stressful situation, when I'm struggling to breathe because I'm attached to the situation, the still small voice whispers to me, "Let go!" and I am reminded in that moment of focus that my presence shapes my reality. The challenges of getting into that position and getting comfortable with the opposing forces of my muscles that don't want to stretch is rewarding. The process of breathing in and letting that breath go, the coming and going, helps me to let go of what was. Sometimes I fall but that's welcomed with joy because I have come to know that failure precedes my success.

There's not a day that goes by that I don't apply an essential oil, whether I get to practice or not. I have several favorites which are my go to oils, but now I have some new ones to choose from. We were recently introduced to these beautiful blends. I could go on and on about how these oils are and what they do for me emotionally and for my practice but I really think you should try them for yourself. Send me a message for a sample or go to the shop page to order. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Debbie Franek - Alternative Health
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