The Transitioning Vinyasa

March 26, 2014

For the past few weeks, I keep hearing the word vinyasa being played over and over again. Vinyasa is a Sanskirt word of many meanings: a physical flow (often associated with sun salutations), connection of breath to movement…. but also a wave.

At the beginning of my 500 hour teacher training, my teacher Coral Brown mentioned that we were at the beginning of our vinyasa. She said that our time together is a full year and it will contain a beginning, a middle and an end.

This year has been just that, full of ups and downs, moving parts and connection. I’ve broken my heart, re-opened and closed wounds and began a beautiful process of discovery within this journey. I let my hair grow for a full year (being the longest it has in 8 years), I discovered reiki and crystals, I quit my job and moved from my beautiful home, I have questioned and wrestled with feelings, energy and God. I began an online business, coached over 50 women and connected deeper to myself through them. I got a tattoo that is a constant reminder of letting go and trusting. I had mini vinyasas, epiphanies, videos, insight, wisdom & more gifts and blessings than I could imagine.

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And this past week, it was time to close that chapter… to end the teacher training vinyasa. Like all things in my life, this end came with a beautiful new beginning!

The day after my 500 hour yoga teacher training graduation, I opened the doors to the life of my dreams: Barefoot Yoga Shala!

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When I spoke with Coral a few weeks back, I asked her if I should have taken a day of rest & grieving and she said NO. ‘Keep on moving and let the vinyasa flow!”

What a blessing and a gift: just keep going.

The week before my graduation was my week to breathe. I took a vacation to Florida to be in the sunshine, swim in the sea and drink the wild air! I allowed myself to relax, to laugh, to dive and see my octopus once more (seriously, he was AMAZING!). I let it all go in order to help me transition to this HUGE vinyasa in my life.

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How are YOU feeding your transitions?

It is so important to feed your transitions. Give them a moment to breath, give them love and give them energy. Self-love, like yoga — needs breath. Be sure to get that to yourself today.

Sending you love and light on all your vinyasas in life!
Namaste
Jenny

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