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This quote from the 1995 Sabrina movie comes to my mind quite frequently, like those times when I think about adding more activities to my schedule, or taking one more thing at the buffet.
"More isn't always better--sometimes it's just more."
In this week's podcast Episode 77: "Do Less," I talk about how LESS can be more. Less intake, less output, less effort, or less distraction might actually create space for MORE of what is life-giving and nourishing, body, mind, and spirit.
It got me thinking--where does this need for MORE come from? (Don't get me wrong--there are TONS of times when MORE is necessary. But through the practice of discernment you might come to find there are equally as many times that LESS is more, it's just not often celebrated in our go-get 'em society.)
Perhaps our need for MORE comes from
So what comes from applying LESS to these situations?
Doesn't that list make you smile? Can't you feel yourself relax when you read those words? See! Less CAN be more :)
The first three feelings are directly related to a healthy and balanced Chakra One. Knowing that you have enough, trusting that your needs will be met, and an overall sense of grounded calmness come from being rooted in the present moment and out of the fearful illusions of the mind. From that foundation you build upward to Third Chakra's strong self-esteem and Fourth Chakra's full-on joy!
CHAKRA Savvy: Embodiment is my Chakra One three-week online course where you learn to calm the anxiety and worries of the mind so you can stop doing MORE than is right for a balanced life. You will learn practices of abundance and ground out your fears around scarcity.
Here's what Lorenna, who participated in the Embodiment trial run said,
"I was surprised by the shift in energy. I felt so much more focused, and connected with the abundance in my life; more in tune with the wisdom of my body, and deeply connected to the earth."
I so wholeheartedly believe that once you experience feeling balanced in Chakra One, you will want to experience balance in the rest of your system. Therefore, I am offering all students of this Embodiment launch
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From Embodiment in Chakra One, to Release in Chakra Two, and Confidence in Chakra Three, all the way to Clarity and Wisdom at the top. The journey starts now! Getting in at the ground level means 10% off all the other courses. **Registration ends February 9, so enroll today! Scroll down for more info and frequently asked questions.**
Here's a few ways to find out if you need to apply LESS in your life right away:
Let me know how it goes! I love hearing about how your life is improved by yoga.
May you realize this week that "more isn't always better...sometimes it's just more."
Jessica lives, has a family, and teaches yoga in Austin, Texas.