Sometimes I lead a body scan that I call: "This is what it's like, right now" suggesting that the students experience the body just as it is. We meditate to practice noting our internal world just as it is.
What if I could combine these practices and view myself - just as I am- without criticism, without wanting to redo the past; without future-casting and planning how I will be in the future. What if I could accept myself just as I am, trusting that change IS happening where it needs to; silently, quietly in the background, without force, without negative internal dialogue, without haste.
Today- and maybe just minute by minute, I am going to practice being fully and completely myself: just as I am.
When we speak of just sitting, we are not limiting ourselves to describing a particular posture or practice. We are describing a way of being in the world in which everything we encounter is fully and completely itself.
—Barry Magid, "Uselessness"
Kycz Hawy E-RYT 500 is a yoga teacher and author. Her most recent book is "Yogic Tools For Recovery: A Guide to Working the Steps". The workbook will be coming out May 15, 2018. Read more at yogarecovery.com