Eleven weeks post-surgery and it has been, and will continue to be, a long and adventurous journey of healing and self-discovery. I have to admit there has been good days and challenging days since December 18th, and I feel I have come through many stages of perception and self-inquiry.
My first stage was one of, “will I ever practice yoga again?” Then, “when will I practice yoga again?” To, “this is my practice of yoga?!” And, “this is my practice and it is making me stronger.” And now, “this is my practice and I am right where I need to be!”
Throughout the last eleven weeks I have come face to face with myself many times but the one thing I know deep in my heart, with every fiber of my being, is that I am supported. Not only supported by my family and friends, but by my practice. Not just the physical practice … but my devotion and dedication to come to my mat every day! To be still, to move in quietness, to listen and accept where I am and how I am feeling in the moment. To learn forgiveness and acceptance. To breathe.
I have always been supported. Supported by the practice of yoga. Yoga is more than the physical movements … it is a lifestyle. Yoga is not about the perfecting the physical postures but rather using them to understand and transform ourselves.
I have since graduated from the support of my chair and yet have never felt more supported in my life!
Much Love & Gratitude,
Namaste ~ “I honour the place in you where the entire Universe resides. I honour the place of love, of light, of truth, of peace. I honour the place within you where if you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.”
Marlene Weller (YogaMar) is a firm believer that yoga is a lifestyle that can help us in all areas of life. She is a certified yoga instructor teaching yoga classes at the the Rutland Activity Centre, The Women’s Place as well as at her private studio in her hOMe in Kelowna, BC