Happy Monday and if you are Canadian - Happy Thanksgiving!
For today's #MindfulnessMonday, we want to talk about holding space. As yoga teachers, this is a vital part of what we do - we create and hold space for our students. What that means is that we create an environment for expression and exploration without any commentary or judgement. We create a space for everyone just to be.
Of course, this is something that is important in a yoga class, but this is also something that is important in our everyday relationships. How often do we have conversations with our friends or family and they are sharing something with us and we feel the need to interject and give our opinion or perspective? I imagine it's pretty often right? And that's not bad. Sometimes our people want our advice, they want our opinion or our response. But other times, maybe they just want us to listen. They just want to put something out into the universe and have it be heard without judgement, opinion, emotion etc.
This week, we are going to try to be more mindful of our interactions with our people and try to hold space for everyone to BE. We encourage you to do the same.
Have a wonderful week,
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.