Valentines Day lands perfectly in the hands of Soul Sunday this year. How perfect.
This blog post is dedicated to forgiveness….of yourself and others, in order to be truly FREE to LOVE.
How can you forgive ?? Don’t confuse forgiveness with acceptance. You don’t have to condone someone’s behavior, or whatever the situation may be, to forgive. Forgiveness simply allows us to let go of the hold that situation has on us, leading us to greater freedom and peace of heart. Forgiving is not the same as forgetting. Not forgetting honors our feelings and helps create proper boundaries, so we don’t keep putting ourselves in situations that are out of alignment with our true nature. Not forgiving, however, can make us sick.
If you feel angry, hurt, resentful, or any other heated emotion, try several rounds of sitali or sitkari pranayama. These cooling breathing techniques (sitali means “cool” in Sanskrit) counter the fight-or-flight response your autonomic nervous system may be stuck in right now. They stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which calms the mind, cools the body, and even lowers blood pressure.
Join us on Valentines Day this Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm for one of our 40 Days of Transformation workshops. Explore, learn and dive into forgiveness and take with you some tangibles ways to invite Love & Forgiveness into your Practice and life.
With Love ~