Unfolding on the Mat
Expanded Content and Thoughtful Guidance
As many of you know, I am currently launching a beta version of my digital course, "Embodiment." It is the first in a suite of classes I am creating under the umbrella, "Chakra Savvy." Embodiment is Chakra One.
This is a year-long dream finally becoming a reality, and I LOVE it. And this process has been CHALLENGING to say the least. It started in January when I enrolled in Digital Course Academy with online marketing and digital course genius, Amy Porterfield, and has culminated in a three-week course I designed, created, promoted, published. And it involves LOTS of tech. And lots of tech experience I do not have....well, maybe more now :)
From the beginning, I have had to hold loosely to what I thought it should be. I started creating a seven month course, one for each chakra (energy center). Then I realized that was too much.
Then I developed a three-week course on the first three chakras. But that's not enough time.
Then I thought I should do this in person because online is too hard.
You get the idea.
It was so hard to not think of all those wrong turns as a waste of time. It was so easy to slip into letting go of the whole darn thing because who am I to try this in the first place?
"Stick with what you know, Jess!"
From the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Sutra 1.1: "Now, the teachings of yoga." Or, as my first teacher would say it,
"Now, yoga begins."
Every do-over, every restart, every set it up AGAIN, every crash and burn...Now, yoga begins. And a breath.
And now it's almost done. I have one more week of material to create and publish, and it will be complete. Without the breath, the resets, the letting go and picking up, I'd be stuck where I was. Which was fine, but I knew it could be better. I could do something new and different.
We get to reset everywhere we want. Friendships, career paths, attitudes, wellness goals, breaking habits, testing new waters...
Now (inhale), yoga begins (exhale).
This week's podcast episode 66 sets the intention of RESET on the mind and the breath. (And there's some happy baby pose thrown in, so if you can, find some floor space and join in!)
May you remember that every moment is a chance to reset, whatever it is that needs it.
Jessica lives, has a family, and teaches yoga in Austin, Texas.