I was drawn to Esoteric Yoga, and the Esoteric Yoga Stillness Program for Women after hearing what other women were sharing about the program. The opportunity to express myself in participating in the program was something I found to be of enormous support, as I found myself rediscovering more of the amazing woman that I actually am.
In each online session we were able to share with the practitioner and other participants about how our program was unfolding for us. Additionally, and most inspiring for me, was that over the six week period I also had access to a private online forum for participants in the program, which allowed me to share my journey along the way.
"I recognised that being open to listening to my body, my body was always talking to me".
There was one day during the program that I decided to spend in the garden. There were some stones that needed attending to so I began shovelling the stones. At that moment I could feel a strong discomfort in my body. I continued, and again discomfort. In the past I would have continued on regardless of the discomfort, not caring about my body, only caring about getting the job done.
"I used to push my body so I didn't feel what was actually going on in my life and around me. This took its toll..."
This time it was different. I stopped and connected to my body and felt the beautiful woman inside, not wanting her to leave. I left the stones and had the most enjoyable day potting my new plants and feeling the lovely woman inside of me.
I noticed that during the program and by paying attention to what my body was telling me, I felt clear and not tired. My body felt lighter, and I felt this amazing woman inside me. I realised that by listening to my body and honouring how I feel, I know where support is needed and where I can bring this to myself.
With the support of the Esoteric Yoga Stillness Program for Women I have developed a really strong connection to my inner self. This sense of connection comes from connecting to, and feeling my body – whilst at work and throughout my day. With this support I can now recognise the changes that may be needed in my work and day-to-day life.
I also found my expression changing. I was opening up. I found that I could express within the online blog that is a part of the program, without any feeling of judgement within the group of women. And in my everyday life, I found that I was being heard. I was accepting myself more deeply, and honouring my body was becoming a natural flow for me.
I noticed that the way I was walking and talking was also changing and feeling fabulous – the woman inside me began to truly ‘wake up’. I walked to my pantry one day and stopped in my tracks…
I could feel Deborah the woman, shining in my natural beauty in a way that I didn’t know existed. I could feel the love beaming out of my body and a celebration of joy that there is more of the woman I am yet to discover.
"Feeling her - the woman that I am - she blows me away..."
Having this awareness of my womanly body, appreciating my curves, the way I move, and how choosing to stop so that I can deeply feel what is going on in my own body is all so powerful… And it’s all actually so simple. I need only to connect within myself and I know the supportive measures needed in my life – so that I don’t ask more of me than I can handle. This might mean I go to bed earlier when I need to, get help in the garden, prepare a nourishing yet easy and simple meal… The choices I know I need to make are all there, if I but listen within and honour the amazing woman that I am.