Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Backbends



Sometimes I get fearful about the silliest things. Over the weekend, I was anxious about how attached I've become to Mike's dog Smokey. My love for Smokey feels totally out of my control. I miss him when I don't see him for a few days, and sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night wondering how he's doing.

Reading what Animal Speak has to say about dogs helps to calm my nervous heart, "If a dog has come into your life as a totem, ask yourself some questions. What is this saying about your need for or lack of companionship? Are you being faithful? Are you being faithful to yourself? Are you showing unconditional love or receiving it? Do you need to play a little more? The dog is a powerful totem REFLECTING faithfulness and companionship." (Andrews, 265)

All this unconditional love stuff is reminding me of that one time I blew up my spot. So much life has happened since then; but I remember how powerful my open heart felt. I pretty much always hate that part of yoga when we do backbends, but boy do I see its value, keeping your heart open takes a lot of practice.


2 comments:

Morgan said...

It really does take a lot of practice. You're so right, and this was the perfect reminder I needed at an unconventional time. XOXO

Ashleigh Beyer said...

I'm so glad it felt good to be reminded Morgs! Thank you for ALL of your support. XOXO

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