Thursday, August 23, 2012

Saluting the Sun

My yoga teacher was sharing how the other day, she had to resort to imagining herself doing Sun Salutes in order to re-gain her composure. Her circumstance involved a five year old. 

We have all heard of take a deep breath before you…say something you might regret, pull out your hair, tell someone to **off. Visualizing yourself decompressing certainly would be valuable. But just for one moment, picture yourself just stopping and doing a Sun Salute. Anywhere, wherever you might be. Just stop, in the middle of a bad customer service transaction, opening an unexpected bill, at work when you’re dealing with an ignorant customer/co-worker/supervisor. 

Wouldn’t it be great to just STOP and say, Just a moment please I need to collect myself before I can deal any further with YOU. Wouldn’t that be liberating? Doesn’t that just make you smile?

Yes, STOP and go into your Sun Salute, honour yourself and your feelings and tell the recipient “I’ll be back…better”.

Tamara - this one's for you.

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