Beginning in the womb our environment begins to leave these impressions on our mind. From the sensation of light in our eyes and feelings on our bodies. We differentiate and create these lineages before we have the critical thinking skills to even know what’s happening. We learn hot is something that harms us, loud noises make us cover our ears, and when someone sheds a tear they usually need a hug. These conditioned responses are burned into our minds from the lessons and teachings of those who have came before us. The responses of those from our past though– don’t always have today’s best interest in mind though.
Messages about the Clean Plate Club as a kid represented the Great Depression. It showed an overflowing gratitude towards what they had and the underlying fear of not having it again. Sometimes the injury we had four years ago– simply the memory of it — stops us from trying our way into Handstand prep. Three months ago, when we fell out of Balancing Half Moon, that memory stops us from looking to the ceiling today. The hard part is, often the way we did things before are not the way we should respond today. Use this series to connect to the power of reflection and put it to work in the poses.