I know I said this in class but I LOVE CHER. Like I really love Cher. She’s (in my opinion) an utterly amazing singer for one, from the lyrics to the melodies to THAT VOICE!
Gives me chills just thinking about it!
But the other reason I love her – she’s herself and she’ll be damned if anyone is ever going to tell her or try and make her be otherwise.
Her outfits are utterly outrageous, her Twitter feed is the most hilarious thing to watch and her brazen bold attitude to life? Simply refreshing.
Now I’m not saying be bold, brassy, get on people’s nerves and screw what anyone else thinks, no, no – remember we always have to practice satya (truth) with ahimsa (non violence).
What I am saying is – ever wanted to do something but didn’t because you were scared of what people might think?
First time I tried a yoga class I was petrified, “I’m not flexible, what will people think if I can’t do the pose? Will they laugh at me? Will they think I shouldn’t be there?” – in reality none of those things happened, but if I had listened to the ruling ego and not my heart, and therefore my true feelings in what I wanted to do, then I never would have tried yoga – and, well wouldn’t be writing this!
Often narrative can get in the way “Women shouldn’t drink beer, it’s unladylike”, “men can’t wear pink it’s too girly”, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”… it goes on.
Narrative blocks authenticity.
But luckily, through yoga, we can learn to open ourselves up to our true nature, by zoning out, turning off the narrative and listening to our HEARTS – not the ruling ego mind.
You might have heard me say that the seat of our wisdom lies in our heart?
You always know when something is wrong, you always know when you are being taken for a ride, you always know when you are being mistreated – but our head rules and tells us otherwise.
Allow yoga to open your heart, be true to yourself, but always practice this truthfulness with care.