I still remember the first time I was finally dragged along to do yoga with my mother. I was in my second year of university and experiencing crippling levels of anxiety. After struggling for far too long, my mother exclaimed, “that’s it, you are coming to yoga with me, you need to relax.”
I was adamant I wasn’t going to enjoy it. It would be too slow, far too boring, and I wouldn’t get anything from it. And then I tried it. I practiced yoga in a small dark room with 8 other women at times with a yoga teacher I loved. And then week after week I looked forward to that experience. I would drive home and have the best sleep of the week.
Slowly, I totally got my ass handed to me when we did a flow vinyasa that left me sweating before the heaters were even turned on. That was it, I was hooked and I have been practicing yoga ever since.
Desire statements have been with me as long as my favourite rose quartz necklace has. My clients love crafting desire statements to help them achieve, reach and manifest what they want in your life. I do too!
This process started out as something that I learnt from Gabrielle Bernstein. Somewhere along the way it has become so engrained in who I am and apart of what I teach. I’ve taught it in my group coaching programs, at my in person workshops and speak about it a little with my 1-1 clients. Truth be told, my coaching is more reserved for the action of truly helping these desires come true.
Let me give you the run down on what desire statements are, why I love them and how they can help you. I’ve also created a really cool worksheet to help you craft your own desire statement which I provide to my workshop groups.
So I am going to do something that kind of scares me but something that I love viewing from other people. Isn’t that funny, it’s what Brene Brown says about, the authenticity paradox: vulnerability is the last thing I want you to see in me, and the first thing I look for in you.”
I believe there is so much information out there in regards to living and leading a life that you freaking love, but the way I learn is through hearing people’s own personal stories.
Most of these stories are written at the end of someone’s journey and time along with hindsight can make it sound very different. So I wanted to take one of my big juicy goals and take you through exactly how I am planning on reaching it. So a new monthly post that I will be diving into will be my Manifest My Desires: A Real + Honest Behind the Scene’s.
It’s funny how quick we are to give away control over our lives isn’t it?
I am all for conspiring with the Universe to create a life that I love, but it’s funny the moment something doesn’t go our way the slightest shit hits the fan.
It’s easy to say ‘if only it all went my way then I could remain positive, focus on what I am grateful for and just generally not turn into a sassy know-it-all’.
I am wrapping up sessions with clients this week and getting ready to take some time off my business over the Festive Season and New Year. If you want to find me, I will be yoga-ing non-stop, out on the ocean soaking up the sun (if Melbourne gets around to turning it on for us) and surrounding myself with great food and even better company.
It of course is only fitting with this being my last post of the year to do a wrap up of my 2016, because ahh life, we like it in a neat little bow at times, especially when a year has been tumultuous it helps to feel at peace and send the year off in style.
I am writing this not knowing where I am going – perhaps it will reveal itself as I write more, or this could be a super fun journey – let’s dive into it together.