September Theme: Trust

Each time I think of trust, I end up traveling inward. One of the greatest gifts that my practice of yoga has given to me, is to find trust within myself, both on and off the mat. It took me many years of practice, with many wonderful teachers who repeatedly expressed this idea to me in a variety of ways, but for so long it didn't sink it. I seemed to unconsciously fight against the concept that nobody else knows me like I do. 

Nobody else knows me like I do.

And then it finally made sense... Nobody else knows how a pose feels in my body. Nobody else knows how my breath feels in my body. Nobody else feels the connection between the two: my body and my breath. Nobody else's. It took me a long time to understand this, and an even longer time for me to begin to believe this - to trust myself! 

Once I discovered this sense of trust in myself, I opened up a whole new way of seeing myself from the inside-out. I opened myself up to explore my physical practice and to explore the other layers underneath the shell. A shell and layers that nobody else can know the way I do, by trusting myself.