… she also manages the world.
Mothers… and all those who, with their love and attention, have been paving the
way since our first breath.
Breathing is life itself.
There is only one thing certain in life: the constant change.
The biggest lesson I learn as a mother is to be able to breathe as calmly and
rhythmically in tense situations as I have learned to breathe on the mat in the asanas
that are challenging or have been the case.
The biggest challenge for me is: practice the attitude of letting go. Not to intervene, notto control, but to accept. To accept and nottake upon myself what I experience around me.
Being able to maintain my inner integrity in difficult situations.
Daily yoga enables me to be able to find my breathing awareness through the tense times.
When we are tense, we often
block our breathing or have shallow breaths. That’s when we start to see
everyday challenges as difficulties.
Tension breeds fear or anger in us and we begin to feed the misconception that we
need to change something: -the situation, our child’s behavior, or perhaps something wrong with us? But the only thing we need to change is to be able to stay present (and not escape) from difficult situations.
Because the moment we elite what we have, we no longer see reality, but project our own erroneous part into the lived event. We see into or are infused by our own unaccepted mistakes, shame, forgotten or deeply buried memories in which we are deeply damaged.
So how do we practice letting go?
Connect our breathing with our consciousness.
Just because we allow what we have, it does not mean that we do not change it if necessary, but that we do not escape the situation.
We allow ourselves to breathe and with it to feel: we feel the flurry of our child, all the difficult feelings that the uncomfortable situation creates in us. With acceptance, violence is replaced by tenderness. Our consciousness migrates from our minds to our hearts. This is the place where we have the opportunity to rewrite stories that only create pain.