Yoga has helped me to see the bigger picture in life. We all come from something and we all will return to that something. Be it the mother of the universe or your actual mother, we all have the potential to understand where we come from and where we are going through these relationships and bonds that connect all beings.
Something that I have come to appreciate more than anything is that my mother supports me no matter what. She gave me my first journal and started my off on this journey of self-discovery. She has never let me get away with not learning something from every situation. We have always shared a bond that, at times, has resulted in conflict, but produced my greatest strides forward in life.
When I first started doing yoga I was immediately hooked. The one person that I wanted to share that experience with more than anyone, was my mother. I dragged her to her first class and she got hooked too. Now that I am a teacher I feel such a great connection to my mother when she chooses to come to my classes and be present with me. It has brought us closer. Despite being the teacher in the room, my mother is someone that I always look to for guidance. She has shown me many things about myself that I may not have noticed otherwise. Our conflicts even reveal something in regards to my greater truth and I feel grateful for the challenges and the joys that we share.
My mother is my rock. Thank you mom for letting me swim out fearlessly into the deeper waters that sometime scare me. I know that you are there for me to cling to when I need, but also to demonstrate, through your very existence, that life changes us all and there is no reason to cling to something and every reason to make that journey into myself, for myself, for all beings. We owe it to ourselves to ask the hard questions and face the fears that hold us back and to be grateful for every opportunity to give birth to our own inner truth.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Maya Moms. We celebrate you! Jai Ma!
MOTHER'S DAY SPECIALS
* Buy a Signature Massage Gift Certificate and receive a 30 day group class package for the massage recipient
* Bring your mother (or any special woman in your life) to class for a free week of group classes May 10th-17th