At Westport Yoga KC we use these little green consent cards that say “Yes, please” so students can communicate with our yoga teachers to tell us if they consent to hands-on adjustments or if they really just want to be left alone. (Often, our students just want to be left alone. I get it; me, too.)
I love these “Yes, please” cards because they remind me to be very clear about what I am saying, “Yes, please” to. The cards are a perfect example of practicing brahmacharya, which means moderation and conservation. Brahmacharya is an appeal for a balanced lifestyle and healthy self-care.
Brahmacharya asks me to conserve my energy, refusing to spend it on worry, shame, frustration, crappy coffee, donuts and Instagram, saving it up to use it only on what’s really important. (Coincidentally, love, acceptance, humility, Roasterie Coffee, and pumpkin bread are pretty darn important.)
Asking myself what I’m actively saying, “Yes, please!” to helps me simplify my intentions, my practices and my daily choices. It helps me live a full, abundant life and say ‘no thanks’ to the things that tend to drag me down and deplete my energy.
Are you saying, “Yes, please!” to self-care, simplicity, mindfulness and grace? Are you saying, “Yes, please!” to conserving your energy in order to spend it on what is precious and beautiful and life-affirming?
This Guided Meditation helps re-affirm my commitment to living a life that is balanced, whole and consecrated. Please practice with me:
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