Your Highest Potential with Yoga
By Jen Blackert
Are you living your divine potential? I mean that person inside of you? Are you fully expressing your inner being?
No? Why do you think that is?
Is it some other event, resource or person? Something outside of you that is holding you back? Is it lack of time? Maybe it’s an education, money or health for that matter? These thoughts of lack could go on and on. Gee. Gosh are you focusing on lack more than abundance?
Could it possibly be that you have something inside you that is dying to express your potential, but you are afraid to let it out? Often times instead of facing the reality and being 100% responsible for our lives, we hide from ourselves and blame others. We begin to only see our weakness and not our strengths. Our focus goes to what not all peaches and cream.
Whatever it is may be holding you back, try these steps to uncover your inner potential.
Step 1: Ask questions of yourself: What would happen if I let out your true self-expression, talents, and core being? But what do you think it is? What do you think you are you afraid of? Is it a loss of security or safety? Could it be love? Maybe it’s recognition?
Step 2: Begin ‘Whying it.’ Sounds strange I know, here’s an example of how it works.
The obstacle: I fear success
I am afraid of being thought of as a fraud
Because I don’t want to be a fraud <--- This is the fear, not fear of success.
Step 3: This is where yoga fits in! In fact, if it wasn’t for yoga I don’t know if I ever would of uncovered some of the huge blocks that were holding me back. Yoga transforms. It uncovers our greatness. It prevents us from tearing ourselves down.
Practice self-acceptance and self-love of this obstacle and let it go on the mat. Here’s how.
At the beginning of your yoga class, sometimes the teacher will ask you to set an intention. This time you are going to set the intention for ‘becoming authentically whole and always truthful.’ You see this is the opposite of ‘I don’t want to be a fraud.’ All through practice remind yourself of how ‘authentically whole and truthful’ you are. Then in savasana (corpose pose) at the end of class, embody and completely feel that intention absorbing you. Lastly, after class set an intention to take an action that would move you forward to overcome any your obstacle. By making an intention and focusing on it for an extended time, it allows us to let go and move on.