Task and Affirmation
April Theme: Compassion
“Reject hatred without hating.”
Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910), US Spiritualist
This week’s Task:
Treat anger with compassion: This week, when faced with someone else’s anger or negativity, make a conscious effort not to react defensively, but with compassion. Take a moment – even ask for one if you need to – and view things from the other person’s perspective, then respond gently and empathetically. When the situation has passed, make a gesture of kindness (for example, a cup of tea on a desk or a note of friendship.
Taken from Every Day Matters Diary by Dani DiPirro
2.5.21 Stretch & Flow Yoga
Today’s class includes the Seat of Compassion sequence incorporating Lotus Chair, Charity Pose, Crane, a variation of mast with waves of compassion from an open runner position and Spirals.
Have a chair or blocks nearby for Crane which is an inversion improving circulation to the head, strengthening the spine, pelvic girdle and legs as well as improving balance. Stay with the first option of stretching the arms upwards or modify using a chair if inversions are contra-indicated for you (high blood pressure, hernia, detached retina, pregnancy or spinal disc problems).
We also practise Eagle/Garudasana pose which is a powerful balance strengthening the muscles in the hips, thighs, calves and ankles. Flexibility in the shoulders, hips and ankles is improved and circulation to the sexual organs and the kidneys increased. Garudasana helps us to cultivate and align with the truth. It brings clarity and insight, enabling us to see life from a higher perspective.
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