Yoga teaches me to take a big deep breath before I say something I will regret. You know the feeling right before you send that angry email or say that spiteful comment? I am very familiar with it, and have said things that caused conflict and even burned some bridges.
I’ve noticed there’s this moment, a split-second before I press send or allow the words to pass my lips when I can take a deep breath and allow the surge of emotion to pass. If I decide to act after that, then I can speak from a place of realness, not crazy emotion or hormones. And when I use this method, half the time I don’t even need to speak at all - the situation usually passes or works itself out.
Hi! I'm Robin - Teacher, Singer, & Author. I love creativity & sharing what I love!