I don't know about you, but my experience of space has significantly changed these past few weeks. Life in a global pandemic brings big ebb + flows. I'm in a paradox of gratefulness for the space I have and a strong desire for freedom to choose a different space. Physical distancing has meant most of us are and should be confined to our home living spaces. It can feel like a loss of freedom. So much, right now, can feel like that. Mindfulness can be a way to still our desire
For viewing pleasure, turn the sound off. I was surrounded by kids (including my own) at the aquarium! Aren't they just mesmerizing!?! I could sit and watch the ebb and flow of their movement for hours.
For me, they represent how there needs to be rest as much as there needs to be effort. Jellyfish balance this so well.
They are a really cool model of how our diaphragm and our pelvic floor move with our breath. Try this:
INHALE and watch the jellyfish expand as our ribs w
E B B + F L O W
There is an ebb and flow, but the sea remains the sea - Vincent Van Gogh This is one of the inspirations behind calling our practice Ebb + Flow; to remind ourselves and the people we visit with everyday, that we are the steady sea. We are not the ebb and flow. We are the sea.
We are not our problems, our joys, or our circumstances. We are much deeper than that. We are the soul beneath, experiencing these things. We are not our pain. We are not only our body or