All my life I can remember rebelling against boundaries. Even just thinking about the word causes a chill to run down my spine. However being a mom from a toddler I am realizing the importance of creating a safe environment for my son to be free. When I create boundaries it gives him a sense of direction and he is happier.

This took me back to India my time in the Ashram. Rules and regulations applied. The day had a set schedule of activities and the space was limited and surrounded by a huge wall. Separating us from the jungle with lions. I think this was the most restricted time of my life. After rebelling for about two weeks, I gave in to it. I gladly say that I had never felt so at peace and free in my life. Now I love living in the western world with all it’s “freedom”. I believe that right now it is my life’s purpose to not elude this.

So how can I feel free and come back to being at peace. As a “Mamapreneur” I can create my daily schedule, yes that is a sense of freedom. However it causes me to feel overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by everything that has to be done. By implementing a daily schedule (think ashram) it gives me freedom.

Moments of stillness where no-thing exists give me peace. Only with peace can I enjoy the freedom. But to create these moments I have to plan them in my day.

I do realize that I can’t always stick to my planned day. That is where a certain flexibility comes in. The art of moving with the flow. But the boundaries I create are there and moving within them and knowing I can fall back unto them gives me freedom.

On the yoga mat the same rule applies for me. My Yoga mat is the boundary. My breath creates freedom and when I retain my breath it is still. I plan my practice and listen to the flow of my body. I relax or not, but experience freedom.

I love how observing my practice on the mat it creates tools for off the mat.

Bringing it off the mat:

  • What would your daily plan look like? tip. If you have a steady job look for moments within those hours where you have space.
  • Create moments of stillness, like observing your breath for 5 min.
  • What are your daily boundaries? Are there ways of making tasks fun?
  • Perform each task mindfully. Example; When brushing your teeth, that is all you are doing. Bring your mind back to how you are stroking your teeth and what your toothpaste tastes like.

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Wish you a lovely free and peaceful day,

Namasté

Sandra

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