Do you float and flow through life, or do you find yourself trudging through thick, sticky mud?
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Some of y'all I'm sure are just flowing-- you move through sweet and challenging moments and days and years so gracefully. Other folks, I suspect, really struggle through the whole ride; the world and your days feel like a battle, the traumas and obstacles and pain so bad that each day feels like a chore.
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Though, my guess (and i may be very wrong) is that the majority of people have, at times, felt both ways! One day, or week (or even years) feel easy and sweet: love, money, experiences, wisdom and happiness feel abundant and close. Then, the next day (or week, month, year-- or just moment), it all falls apart; our partner cheats on us, our crypto currency tanks, the weather is shit, we forget our grace and life feels just.. Blah.
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So... what?
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Yoga is one tool that has helped me more regularly return to that sense of flow, or "float" as this photo seems to say. And It doesn't always work. I could do hours of yoga asana, sit and meditate or chant for an entire day, and STILL my heart many ache like hell! But I'll tell you what: yoga gives me a home base to keep returning. It gives me this enormous, ancient set of tools and techniques and practices that have been passed along to help us come back. I have this glorious breath as a constant reminder.
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And when yoga fails to help me find my way back home into the "flowing river," I always will remember that this too shall pass. It puts my moments, and the moments of my country and politics and the whole world in perspective. It reminds me that this sweet or bitter is fleeting. It reminds me that my days and these breaths are limited and to trust that it's only here for a little while. So flow, and also fall. You'll keep coming back and falling over and getting back up and falling over until you'll fallen over for the last time. Enjoy the ride, and find some tools that help you dance a little more gracefully and deliberately though both the flowing sweet river, and the sticky icky muck!

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