I have a powerful Mantra that might knock your socks off.
I’ve been working on a press handstand for years (where you lift your body into a handstand without hopping or kicking up into it).
It is so hard! But, I made a goal to finally nail it. So like all new things I want to either learn or master, I referenced a few YouTube videos. :)
In addition to consistent practice, I needed to really strengthen my core and hips before I could even attempt the move itself.
I started working on other drills- and I discovered a great tip:
... pop into handstand,
and then focus on coming down from it as slow as possible.
Just focus on mastering that.
The negative motion (lowering down) is oddly the easiest & most direct way to strengthen,
yet it is the hardest to actually master.
It’s the most effective way to work every muscle that will aid in building my strength to come up.
As a matter of fact, if I master this--
coming up will be a breeze!
So, for the past few weeks I’ve been practicing randomly throughout the day.
It's exciting to feel my body progress and lower down slowly
with a bit more control as the days go by.
The other day- as I was lowering down in that negative motion
- my body shaking, my shoulders burning-
a mantra formed in my head..
“here in this negative, I grow my positive”.
I was able to really sit with the uncomfortableness of it-
resisting the urge to put my feet down,
and gain another few seconds in the air before my feet touched the ground.
This hit me like- WOW- what a powerful metaphor to apply to so many aspects in life!
“here in this negative, I grow my positive”
Sit with that again...
"HERE IN THIS NEGATIVE, I GROW THE POSITIVE!"
This mantra is so powerful because it's to be used when you are
freak'n KNEE DEEP IN THAT NEGATIVE,
with all the feels that go along with it
Stay there. Don't resist.
Observe it and feel it in all it's glory!
Awareness. Is #1...
What exactly is the “negative” you're trying to sit with,
and to gain what positive?
First, consider a goal or something you want to change or improve.
Perhaps a better relationship with someone or “something”?
A goal to quit an addiction?
This can go deep, people.
Then, with 100% honesty ask yourself-
"what am I doing or not doing that's preventing me from experiencing the positive?"
You might have even have ask someone else
(who really loves you and has the best intentions for you)
Sometimes we truly don't know or may struggle to face it.
Awareness is crucial.
Only with awareness can we say "oh, hello!" to the negative.
instead of resisting, ignoring, running from, or making excuses...
Can you try this?
EMBRACE IT!! Embrace it with understanding, compassion, curiosity, and unconditional love!!!
Because guess what?
This negative... is not negative at all!!
It’s your positive waiting to happen.
It’s your opportunity to learn and grow, to strengthen, to heal, to fix. 🏻
And yes. It can be scary, uncomfortable, and hard.
It can be really hard.
It can also take a long time.
But without awareness, and without being able to sit with all that’s uncomfortable in the negative ,
it’s not going anywhere anytime soon,
and your positive will just be floating around in a far away land...
So, please try it. Pick your positive, pin point it's negative, and approach it with a new attitude.
Take it under your wing with love.
And soon, it may assist in giving you wings you never knew you had!
Did this resonate with you? Please let me know.
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