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Art of Letting Go

Art of Letting Go

MDretreatThe most important aspect of letting go is to notice. Notice where you feel it in your physical body, and notice how good it feels when you just let go!

Apiragraha, the fifth of the Yamas means not grasping, but for the sake of simplicity lets just say the art and act of letting go.  Easier said then actually practiced.  I remember the very first time I felt this peace that comes from a practice of letting go.  It was in the early days of my yoga practice and I was in a Nia class.  The routine called for us to reach to the earth as tho we were scooping up and then extend our hand in an expression of letting go.  She gave us the visual of scooping up a butterfly and letting it go.My daughter was in the process of leaving for college and my older son was in the midst of his life struggles that I had no control.  It was at that moment as I reached to scoop up that butterfly that I imagined myself scooping up my son with my right hand, my daughter with my left and watching, In the words of one of my favorite recording artist, In the moment I was able to relax ~ let go ~ release ~ and surrender ~ relax, let go release and surrender And for a moment, all was well!   Read the rest of this entry