Let’s start loving ourselves passionately, poetically, deliciously! Learn to love yourself with the kind of passion that you’ve dreamed of receiving from another person. Leave yourself love notes on the bathroom mirror or if that seems too much, spend time every day hugging yourself and telling yourself how much, ‘I love you Fiona, your amazing.’ At the end of my classes I make sure everyone gives themselves a hug and sometimes a kiss. In my kid’s class we always end with looking into each other’s eyes and saying, ‘I am amazing and so are you.’ Start practicing it with your loved ones.
A scene from the movie “What the Bleep!” shows Marleen Matlin drawing hearts on herself and it changes something within her. Draw hearts when you doodle and write your name inside the heart. Write yourself a love poem, here is my spontaneous example I wrote in 15 seconds from my heart.
Oh Fiona you are so lovely,
Only you can fill the hole inside me,
Keep radiating light and love,
Oh my love Fiona, you are so bright.
Use your breath to feel the love inside. Inhale deeply as if you are inhaling the smell of your lover, (you) and exhale gratitude. Do this at least 3 times. Make this a practice a few breaths a day.
Decide to never again to mentally or out aloud call yourself FAT, or UGLY. Or NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Or STUPID. Or whatever it is. We’ve all got our words. Some of them were programmed in childhood, and others we’ve picked up as we’ve gone along in life. But whatever word you are using to stop yourself from living the life of your dreams needs to STOP. Here’s a trick to change your self-talk. Put a rubber band around your wrist. Wear it for 40 days. Each time you catch yourself saying the ‘trigger word’ (“Gosh, I look so FAT in these white yoga pants,” for example) snap the rubber band! It creates a light shock and trains the mind to avoid that word, like a gentle aversion therapy. Never use it to punish yourself for doing something, but to wake up out of the mental slumber that puts your bad self-talk on auto-pilot! Sat nam Fi x
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This week’s classes:
Mon 14 Mar 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 15 Mar 6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 16 Mar 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 16 Mar 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 16 Mar 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Fri 18 Mar 6.30-7.30pm Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space