I’ve loved this mug ever since the stationery-store wandering days of my youth.
Where I live now we have real turkeys. Wild ones. While they have their own charm, there’s no denying their clumsiness. They’re big, heavy, and slow, really awkward fliers.
We all know what its like to be held down by the turkeys that show up in our own lives everyday. They’re the little annoyances that nag us, snags that need untangling, and misunderstandings that need to be clarified. They’re the myriad frustrations that tighten our jaws, hunch our shoulders, restrict our breathing, and contract our energy.
And of course, there are also the inner turkeys that sabotage our freedom and hold us down. The habits, foods, even relationships that no longer serve the forward movement of our lives.
This poor elephant seems to have surrendered and accepted the reality of his situation.
But we know that isn’t the only option. Yes, letting go and releasing the weight of those nagging frustrations is essential. More importantly, though, are taking steps to restore our lightness of spirit.
Moving, literally, helps a lot. So does conscious breathing. So does being in meaningful community with others on the same path. It’s springtime. Nature is supporting us to take flight, to blossom, to renew.
We’re building an online yoga community of sincere students and teachers dedicated to self-study, forward movement and expansive growth through yoga.
If you’re called to be part of a small, intimate group that supports your growth, empowerment and independence as a practitioner, I’d love to have you join us.
DM me for details.
Our free, online bonus content is designed to complement and enrich your experience of Evolving Your Yoga. Resources like video pose tutorials, downloadable journaling prompts, breathwork, guided visualizations, and more will support your exploration of each of the Ten Principles for Enlightened Practice.