Surrender

Surrender to what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

It's time to let it go...



There are always changes to face in life. Change is inevitable and while it may take time to adjust and cope it will become easier once we learn to surrender and let go. While some changes are harder to deal with than others, the stress that comes with resistance is the real issue. That doesn’t mean we have to give in, it just means we surrender to fighting it. It means that we adapt, we find the positive in the given situation, and we become

stronger for it.


Focus on what you can control:


Your decisions, attitude, reactions, boundaries, and how you care for yourself.


Surrender to what you cannot control:


Other people’s decisions, attitude, reactions, judgements, the weather, and change in plans.


Realizing that the only control we have is over our own thoughts and bodies, we are able to protect our own peace and happiness. So no matter what is going on around us, we are all good. Once we learn to let it go and simply go with the flow, then the things, whether big or small, won’t affect us any longer. To help ourselves surrender and let go, we can practice mindfulness and being gentle with ourselves.


“Balasana” Child’s Pose:

A deeply relaxing and therapeutic restorative posture.


HOW TO:

  1. From a table top position (hands and knees), widen knees apart and sit back towards your feet.

  2. Ease your upper body lower to the ground while moving down onto your forearms, allowing your upper body to relax in between your knees.

  3. Soften into the hip creases and in the tops of your feet adding blankets in either place if support is needed.

  4. Place arms overhead or by your sides and allow the shoulders, arms, and hands to relax.

  5. Rest your forehead as low as possible, either onto the ground or onto your hands.

  6. Close your eyes and breathe.


BENEFITS:

  • Gently stretches the lower spine, entire back, chest, shoulders, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles.

  • With your head lower than your heart, this very gentle inversion allows the blood to flow to the brain improving energy, clarity, and focus.

  • It also calms the mind, releases stress and tension, increases circulation, aids digestion, and improves sleep.


Practice this pose whenever you feel the need to surrender.


Surrender to what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.