Thanks for the input on my yoga playlist. What I heard loud and clear is that you guys would rather hear mainstream/modern music rather than new age, “yoga-y” music. I feel the same way and am happy to cater to that! Here is what I ended up with for tomorrow’s class.
Now, regarding the title of this post. We had a powerful discussion in teacher training on Sunday about the things that make us feel alive. Things you experience and feel that make you present in that very moment. These might be things that fill your heart with love, happiness and joy or things that bring sadness, a heavy dose of reality and some introspection. One thing that came up for a lot of people was overcoming a fear.
The first thing that came to my mind when the question was raised was this…
Running. Many of the moments when I have felt most alive have come during runs.
Sometimes I am so overcome with emotion when I am running that I close my eyes and just feel the ground under my feet and the wind in my face. Sometimes tears come, sometimes a big smile is plastered across my face. In that moment I always know that everything will be okay.
Another time that I feel alive is when I am near water.
I’m not sure what it is about water that is so therapeutic but it always makes me feel gratitude and pure joy.
I am able to slow down, soak up my surroundings and reflect on how lucky I am for all the amazing things in my life.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.
Ask yourself what makes you come alive,
and then go do that.
Because what the world needs
is people who have come alive.”
– Dr. Howard Thurman
What makes you feel alive?