Quotes and Prayers For Yin Classes

This is a collection of my favourite quotes for yin classes;

“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” ~ Zen proverb

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage. Anais Nin

We don’t see things as they are we see them as we are… The Talmud

When you do things from your soul you feel a river moving in you– Rumi

You are the sky everything else is the weather – Pema Chodren

Accept what is

Let go of what was and

Have faith in what will be– Sonia Ricotti

Breathing in I calm my body, breathing out I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment. Thich Nhat Hahn

Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong– Zen Proverb

Only ¬†the soft earth receives the rain…. Judith Hanson Lasator

Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes, if it were always a fist or always stretched open you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and co-ordinated as birds wings – Rumi

In the end, just three things matter:
How well we have lived
How well we have loved
How well we have learned to let go – Jack Kornfield

The real miracle is not to walk on water but to walk on this earth– Thich Nhat Hahn

Tension is who you think should be, relaxation is who you are– Chinese Proverb

These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world. Tao Te Ching

Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? Tao Te Ching

Blessings…

May we use our practice to help us shift

conflict into peace

control into letting go

impatience into patience

pretence into truth

tension into softness

intolerance into acceptance

and may we invite grace, peace and presence every step of the way

…..May the sun bring you new energy by day, May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries, May the breeze blow new strength to your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life. Apache Blessing

May you be safe, may you be happy, may you be healthy, may you live with ease – Metta meditation

Namaste – I see what is holy in you, I see what is beautiful in you

 

 

 

 

The Rebound Essay

At the end of each yin pose there is a moment when we lay back, let go and absorb what has moved or changed for us, This physical, mental and emotional shift is an important part of the practice. It gives us time to recalibrate, to absorb and to feel.

To let go of something either by our own choice or circumstance is one of the most important practices in yoga. Letting go of something doesn’t necessarily mean we like what is happening but is more a shift in our relationship to how we view our current circumstances.

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