I believe in the power of a pause.
I created my 🏝Tiny Islands because of that. To pause means taking care of ourselves.
I'm talking about a meaningful pause. One that has the wisdom of yoga and mindfulness at it's core. One I choose not because I'm exhausted or grumpy or unmotivated but because it nourishes me. And because I care about how I feel.
What I do on my 🏝Tiny Island fills me up with gold. It delivers the strength to sit on my horse and ride it, no matter how slowly. The energy I gain there doesn't allow for victim mode, or the lousy feeling of giving my power to the horse dragging me along.
Photo by Jochen - Pismo Beach, CA
I know what I'm talking about. As a special needs parent I'm constantly giving and needed. Twenty-eight years is a life time of care taking. And the journey continues!
I have understood destiny delivers what it delivers and we're responsible for our lives.
I know how being energized feels. I'm not willing to live without it. This is one precious life we have! That's enough reason to practice!!! Right?
Being exhausted is the pest of our time to almost everyone I talk to. Please hop on a 🏝Tiny Island and change that. Just a moment of time before you go to bed and in the morning before the to-dos catch up is the perfect time to start filling yourself up.
Please don't underestimate the little things.
I love Jon Kabat-Zinn's words:
"The little things? The little moments? They aren't little."
It's all connected to a life were soul full self-care is celebrated. And don't forget self-care is the sister to self-love!
Pause now before you click off - read the poster again and follow it - it only takes a minute!
💡I don't shine if you don't shine!
Always with love,
Manuela Rohr is a writer and Yoga teacher/therapist BDY/EYU, C-IAYT. With roots in Germany she now lives with her husband and daughter in Santa Rosa, CA. She is the mother of a micro preemie girl and shares her healing journey in her blogs and teachings. She shares her transformational Yoga and Mindfulness lessons in workshops and private sessions.