For as long as I have been a student of yoga, I have heard over and over about “leaning into” the pose, or life. While I understand the concept and ideas and often practice that way, I have recently decided that through life’s sometimes seemingly hard times one must also remember that there is the opposite force of leaning into, and that is “falling back”.
In the yoga world, this might be best described as abhyasa, or as I like to understand it as a consistent practice, or at its deepest a faith. When I find myself questioning life, or particularly life challenges I am reminded to come back to my practice. Not so much the physical practice, rather the spiritual and connective practice. The one that exists only when we have a strong sense of faith. Whether that faith falls into a structured religious practice or more pagan approach that I tend to be drawn towards, it is a falling back. It is a deep comfort knowing that no matter is showing up in my life (or in my pose), I have a sense of faith because I am consistently going back home to this time and time again.
I love the idea of embracing what is, or leaning into it, however, I have felt lately such a wonderful comfort in falling back into my faith, consistently, when life shows up. I see myself gently falling back into the loving arms of a wonderful source of love.
Are you leaning into life, or falling back? Consider it.