May I Feel Open and Receptive...
October 11, 2021
Welcome to Monday Morning Mettā
A new + beautiful way to experience Mondays.
May I feel open and receptive today…
I am a marriage of opposites.
Both a perfectionist and a bit of a slob, both an overachiever and a lazy, lazy, lazy lady, both a procrastinator and a pre-crastinator, both a hopeful do-gooder and a hermit who desires absolutely no responsibility to anyone or anything.
We all have multiple personalities, multiple ways we show up to each day, person we encounter, place we visit, even each moment. What’s inside us and how we project to the world is incredibly diverse.
Today’s mettā encourages you to be open and receptive to which part of you is showing up. Without immediate reactivity, without snap judgement, just to notice who and how you are.
Loving-friendliness (mettā), begins simply by noticing. Notice yourself today and be open to what you find.
So glad you’re here.
Fun Tarot Card Reading!
Use your intuition to guide you to a specific card below. Choose the card with the crystal on it that calls to you.
At the end of this newsletter, you’ll see the cards flipped over, with a reading for each one. The card that you choose here will have your reading for the week.
Wait to scroll down to the bottom until you’ve chosen your card!
Card 1: Peach Quartz Choose this card if you need the courage to forgive (someone, something, or yourself).
Card 2: Green Aventurine Choose this card if you could use a little luck.
Card 3: Black Obsidian Feeling like you need to deflect negative energy? Choose this card for that and for protection.
Class Schedule This Week:
Wednesday 7:45-8:45am at Sruti Yoga Center.
Tuesday: noon // 1 hour
Tuesday: 5:45pm // 45 minutes Yin Yoga
Thursday: noon // 45 minutes
*connect with me via email for the password! Zoom link is on TheMobiYogi.com
Nadi Shodhana, or alternate nostril breathing, is a technique used by yogis to down-regulate the nervous system. It's super cool, once you get into it, and once you figure out how to hold your hand so it won't cramp.
Lemme tell you.
The idea of Nadi Shodhana is to send cooling breath in one nostril and out of another. Most people use their thumb and ring finger to block off air in one nostril, using the other to either inhale or exhale.
Some of the benefits of Nadi Shodhana include a down-regulated nervous system, focused awareness, a generally calmer demeanor, and radiation of kindness and love. For reals!
Nadi Shodhana steps:
*Sit tall, on a chair or on the floor, preferably on a block or cushion. Or, lie down. I'm not into too many rules around sitting to breathe. Just... find a spot to be at rest in.
*Place your two peace-sign fingers on your third eye, just above and between your eyebrows. Use whichever hand you'd like, but I'll give the rest of these directions as if we're using our right hands.
*Take a few breaths just to settle in. Close the eyes if that feels OK. Adjust to feel comfortable.
*Close the right nostril with your thumb and inhale through the left.
*Close the left nostril with your ring finger (or knuckle) and exhale through the right.
*Inhale through the right nostril.
*Close the right nostril with your thumb and exhale with your left.
*Continue on this way for a few minutes (don't go nuts here, just three or four minutes is good at first!)
*When you're ready to end the breathing session, end by exhaling through your left nostril (where you began.)
*Take a few breaths, as you normally do, to end your Nadi Shodhana session. Flutter your eyes open and take in your visual field. Reintegrate. Ahhhhhhh.
And by the way. If you don't want to touch your own face, you can do this purely by visualization. Imagine air flowing up through one nostril and out through the other, reversing direction each time. It works, I promise.
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Your Tarot Reading, Revealed!
Card 1: Peach Quartz // The Eight of Wands Forgiveness should be done in steps. Who or whatever you need to forgive, give yourself time and grace to do so. Nothing has to happen all at once. But you do have powerful energy behind you. As you work (because, yes, it is work) towards forgiveness, manifest your desired outcome by your visualizations and actions. Be the change! Even if you are just pretending— your brain doesn’t know the difference. When faced with a challenging relationship or situation, your energy and attitude make a difference.
Card 2: Green Aventurine // Knight of Cups Your luck resides within you! Rely on your intuition and inner knowing to create pleasurable experiences around you. Not sure how to do that? Ask. Ask for guidance and help, out loud even! The voice that answers (a part of you) is the one to listen to. Try making some decisions based on how you feel or what you sense, not what you think. See if your luck increases.
Card 3: Black Obsidian // The Hermit If negative energy is coming at you from all directions, this card is telling you to back off. Retreat. Do not engage. Instead, do some heart-searching. What is it that you desire? How is it that you’d like your interactions, relationships, actions to be? Begin moving, speaking, and being from a place if inner understanding rather than from a place of people pleasing or reactivity. Your higher self, and your expression of that, will be all the “protection” you need.