One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go…
Whether is guilt, anger, loss or betrayal.
Change is never easy, we fight to hold on and we fight to let go.
During yoga you learn how to let go without attachments, however before accomplishing with the requirements of that lesson, you need to embrace that the hardest Asana is to let go.
Last Tuesday, I facilitated a Power Vinyasa Class which gratefully, was so full that the participants were asking for an additional attendance sheet, in order to register their names.
This is an experience that will make any Yoga teacher feel in full bliss, which I am sharing with my loving heart and humble Soul.
When we finished the standing postures and began transitioning to balance poses, it came to my mind how much I love my father who I have lately realized (with heart pain) has become tired of fighting his Warrior Journey through this life.
Also his unconditional love and devotion not only towards myself and siblings… to my beautiful loving mother.
I sure keep and indeed, will keep my prayers (towards our Creator) to shower him with better health and motivation at least to witness my son, (his only grandson) graduate from college.
However, this is the hardest part of life we most embrace and respect without resentment.
When we think about the absence of a person we have loved to the moon and back, but is time to let them go, we need to set aside our personal desires and EGO ( edging God outside)
So, I started to prepare my students to get them all, into a Virabhadrasana III or Warrior III
They all got into the pose so beautifully.
At the beginning there was some struggle.
But when I told them to spread their wings ( arms) to their sides, they did it as such without hesitation. Not only they were ready to let go, there was also reception to open their hearts for better quality of breath and to love.
Always, always remember this:
“You are a precious and magnificent child of the light and love from our Creator and no matter how heavy could feel any burden, keep into your mind that stars can’t shine without darkness.”
Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CCR; CACR;SGC
Courtesy of Semperlee Yoga Corp.