If you are uncomfortable — in deep pain, angry, yearning, confused — you don’t have a problem, you have a life. Being human is not hard because you’re doing it wrong, it’s hard because you’re doing it right. You will never change the fact that being human is hard, so you must change your idea that it was ever supposed to be easy.
– Glennon Doyle, Untamed –
Hello, fellow friends on the path,
Man oh man, this quote has been speaking to me this past month after I read this book. It’s been a while since I read a book and felt as though it was speaking to me in THIS moment.
My word for 2021 is vulnerability. I tend to keep my cards very close to my heart so as not to appear imperfect, wounded, broken. What I’ve learned is that it creates separation with those dear to me when I don’t share.
It’s been an uncomfortable month but here’s hoping that I let go of trying to make it easy for others and myself and instead just breath into where I am without always trying to fix it.
So I’ve come back to my meditation practice. I’m trying to sit every day and quite simply ask myself, “How do you feel right now?” I’m trying not to fix it or avoid it by cleaning the sh*t out of my house. Instead just sitting with all the hard human emotions I seem to be feeling right now.
All this to say, the 30-day challenge has created the time and space in my daily life to reflect on what’s been arising for me.
On a lighter note…
Today is the LAST DAY of our Virtual Yoga Challenge! Congratulations to everyone who showed up and shared feedback in the PWC Apps and the Facebook Group.
WE DID IT!
For everyone who stuck with it and completed the full 30-days, please fill out this short survey to be entered to win one of the prizes from our partners.
We’ll be drawing names on Saturday, February 6th, after the LIVE yoga class, for the prizes.
Here’s the info on today’s class:
Join me for a 60-minute vinyasa practice working towards the arm balance firefly. That means we’ll be working on strengthening the core, glutes, and back while opening the chest, hamstrings, and inner thighs.
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Ignite the Fire Within Survey
The LIVE RAFFLE for prizes will be held after the LIVE CLASS on Saturday, February 6th, @11am PST.
· 1-winner will receive a 60-minute private yoga lesson with Clara on Zoom!
· 2-winners will receive a 1-Year Membership to #PracticeWithClara
· 2-winners will receive a $250 Gift card from Lululemon Athletica
· 1-winner will receive a Yoga mat of their choice from Supported Soul
· 1-winner will receive a Daily Journal from STIL Classics
· 3-winners will receive the GLOW Bundle from Woodlot
· 2-winners will receive a prize pack (2 masks and a mask pouch) from Joiful masks
I’m blessed and thankful that I get to do what I love every day to create and nourish the community.
I’m very appreciative to all of you who join me after the live classes on Saturdays for the Q&A session – this is the closest feeling I’ve had to being back in the studio, and I look forward to seeing you there today 🙂
Sending love and a virtual hug,
Clara & the Team.
PS, one of the greatest gifts you can give is the gift of yoga