I Like yoga. It helps me connect with myself and the world around me, stretch out my frazzled mind and tense body, and leaves me peaceful and serene, in harmony with my body, soul, heart and mind.
In later years I have chosen for Yoga from home via YouTube, which means I manage to do at least 30 minutes most days.

For some reason yesterday, during my “Yoga with Adrienne” session (love the girl!), the term “ root for rise” which is used constantly to mean anchor firmly through all sides of your feet as you rise up from a folded position, resonated with me in a different way.

It is SO true. We can only truly rise/grow, as a person, when we are firmly rooted in who we are. When we know who we are, what we need, and what we are here for. When we acquire that deep inner knowledge and acceptance of  who we are, with the good and the bad, the things we should do more of, less of, when we know ourselves and embrace the imperfect beings we are, yet strive every day to become a better version of ourselves. Then, we have a strong foundation to build on, enabling us to find the confidence and motivation, to move outside our comfort zone, enabling growth.
I guess these roots come from an authentic connection with self, from knowing our values that guide our decisions and having a WHY, a purpose which serves as compass.

Do you know who you are?
Are you honest in your connection and communication with yourself? What about stopping to ask yourself that question… Maybe you are, and if so, you will know it as you will go through life feeling strong and capable of coping with whatever comes your way. But maybe you have been too busy keeping your head above water in our frantic society to ask yourself that question, or maybe you are living the life someone else wanted for you…

We are here to rise, to grow, to develop and contribute. Each of us has a story to tell, a light to shine, and a contribution to make. We owe it to ourselves, and to the world, to do so.

Maybe this week we should make an hour free and go somewhere quiet to invest in ourselves and check our roots are strong and healthy, providing us the “groundedness” to rise, to grow and be the person we know we can be.