Today's class began with our spinal flex by moving the head to open and close the throat. This is the practice of saying YES to the things you really want to do.
Not that you kind of want to do it, but a HELL YES sign me up kind;)
We then followed it by shrugging our shoulders.
Was it hard or challenging for you? Tension can really build up in this area. I refer to this area as holding up the weight of the world.
Think of shrugging the shoulders as a space keeper. It provides a pause and releases the pressure to say YES when you really aren't sure.
Shrugging to say MAYBE to what is being asked of you.
I used to over-commit myself in all areas of my life, so I created this space-keeping practice. My kids grew up with a lot of 'maybes' and I received many eye rolls. As young adults, they now are really good at practicing this balancing act.
How do you create space to remain in balance in life?