Are you having enough fun in Winter Lockdown 3? Any fun?!
My class theme this week is the element of Air and Playfulness. I wanted to share the story behind this as it was a revelation for me personally.
I booked a workshop about Perimenopause and didn’t really read the blurb until I logged in to the meeting!
The theme was Power & Pleasure in Perimenopause and part of the practice was moving to the elements – Air, Earth, Fire and Water in a way that first felt powerful and then pleasurable.
And, yes, that included leaping in the air like a bird, stomping around with heated power and undulating like a wave. Generally, looking like a complete tit.
I did feel pretty uncomfortable with aspects of this and that was a revelation. When something feels awkward or embarrassing or just plain ‘arghh’, it is often really interesting to work with that a bit more.
* What are the sensations you feel in your body?
* What emotions arise if any?
* Do you feel comfortable, free, awkward, embarrassed, angry, sad, joyful??
I discovered I am fine with moving powerfully and being driven and motivated and active but play and pleasure is really, really hard for me.
Being silly takes a lot of effort and I need to do it more but the more I flapped my little arm wings I have to admit I did feel a spark!
We are all different, not everyone will feel the same as me but I think we could all do with a bit more silly right now.
Are you getting enough play and silliness? If so, what do you do to find it?
Fancy a playful yoga class? You can rent my on-demand Air themed playful class here! Scroll down to the Motherhood Collective section.
Have a fantastic day filled with love, light and air leaps,