The Yin yoga practice enables us to build a deeper connection with ourselves & can trickle through to greater self-acceptance, which can transpire into our relationships with others.
When you start observing your whole self in a non-judgemental way & with loving compassion. The interconnectivity/mirrors of your interactions/relationships & the fundamental patterns of your life. You can see how your behaviors, decisions, & experiences led to who you are today. From here, you can begin the journey of self-acceptance.
Self-acceptance reminds you that it is ok to be you. We all make mistakes at times…maybe we have become frustrated & lose our calm; we might say the wrong thing, make the wrong decision, or react to an external event in what we feel was not the most positive way. We can be tired, stressed, or worried as examples of all normal feelings that can occur, & that can take us away from staying present.
But when you notice your’ shadow patterns,’ you can decide better if you want to improve things. For example, when you are tired, you may have less patience with people, so you can make a personal decision to take better care of yourself & place a priority on your self-management & needs.
Gaining self-acceptance, which includes all your flaws. This will also soften how you see others. You realize that no one is perfect; we all have many facets & shadows, our great moments & our not-so-fantastic moments. We may also find that what we see as tricky in others can sometimes be a reflection of our shadow self or a learning opportunity. It’s all part of our journey.
This self-acceptance can transpire into greater understanding, communicating, relating, cooperation, real forgiveness, empowered truth & deep respect within our relationships. Getting to know yourself is a generous gift you can genuinely offer yourself & the most fantastic way to connect with others fully. It can lead to a letting go of the small stuff, all the imperfections of other people, & offer a more profound sense of acceptance we are all human, existing the best way we can, consciously or subconsciously, in each moment.
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