As many of us begin transitioning out into the world again, how can we move forward while still holding ourselves (literally)? How can we navigate both reaching & returning?
I attended a small & deeply grounding sangha yoga class today (thank you thank you @rootead ). One of my first ones in person. I noticed I was incorporating self-holding more than usual. Anchoring hands on tender belly. A hand on my warm neck. Feeling my cheek when a spontaneous smile surfaced. This body. This container of experience.
A fine balance of being in the world & returning.
There are many ways to explore self-holding (one might be effortless & another not so helpful). Worth a try not only in a warrior pose or on a meditation cushion, but maybe during that first in-person gathering or right before bed—as a way to return back to yourself & affirm what’s right here.
#selfholding #somatics #traumainformedyoga