The Make the Shift Challenge is comprised of four sessions designed to help you hit a serious reset button for your life if you feel stuck, depressed, afraid or uninspired. Each practice starts with a short talk about the topic of each week, a guided meditation, and a short yoga practice sequenced for all levels. Each session is meant to be done every day for a week, and each week builds on the next. If you're willing to spend less than an hour each day for one month working on your relationship with yourself, we guarantee you're going to feel a shift, and create a foundation for yourself so you can start to live in alignment with what's true for you. Are you ready?
"Start where you are." We begin with a seated meditation to observe the general state of the mind, the quality of the thinking, and the relationship you're having with yourself. Then we flow, and use our practice to still the mind, or to erode the voice of the loud inner critic. Open every major muscle group, and begin the process of knowing yourself if you don't already. Nice to meet YOU.
In Session 3, we deal with resistance. It may be counter-intuitive, but when we start to shift in a positive direction, resistance of all kinds can arise--depression, rage, frustration, fear, lethargy. This week we lean into intense sensation, calmly. Our flow is sweaty, but filled with long holds so we can practice non-reactivity, and continue to strengthen ourselves so we can be with what is.
This week, we dive into the power of being with what is. We let go of our need to control, grip or force, and breathe into the freedom of opening to things as they are. We observe our thoughts in meditation, rejecting nothing, coming back to the now, again and again if necessary. The flow is heart-opening and nurturing, the emphasis is on the breath, so you can stay present, and open up to love.