Relax

 

A friend of mine, Jo said to me once;

 

"Relax your shoulders."

 

This is something I now tell myself throughout my day. It brings me back to the moment I live in, allows me to be more self aware, and breathes ease into my mind and body.

 

I pass this idea on to you.

 

Take a moment, breathe in and with the out breath;

 

Relax your shoulders.

 

Perhaps, you have a poster of a country you will one day explore to satisfy your curiosity for adventure and discovery. Or, keep a small affirmation on a card stashed in your backpocket to remind yourself of a personal mantra. Maybe it's a photo of you and your close friends at a party reaffirming your close friendships, or a rock you picked up from a rocky mountain stream that reconnects you with the outdoors.

 

What is something you have or would like to add to your life that makes you feel happy, or reasserts a personal value or idea?

Dreamboards are symbols of our beliefs. Places we want to go. How we want to look. How we want to act. What we want our life to be. What we want to learn or discover.

 

A similar idea can be found in yoga pratice. At the start of yoga class, the teacher may invite each person to set an intention for the duration of the class. By carrying this intention in our thoughts as we practice, it can flow and manifest itself in the internal and external worlds. Throughout the practice the teacher will give pause and invite everyone to revisit the intention they set.

 

Offering time to checkin with our intentions, or any such symbols of our belief, we endow our mind with clarity and focus, strengthening these ideas within us.