How beautiful it is to be at ease. Writing, saying, hearing, even just thinking the word can bring your mind to such a state. And that very state of ease is so important to our health, both mentally and physically.
The past few times I’ve attended a yoga class, I’ve had a major revelation. Something that Lilavati says strikes something within me, and I begin to view a familiar concept in an entirely new way. This particular time, it was with regards to ease.
Ease is always a main focus of these meditative classes. We learn to let go of everything we’ve acquired — mentally, physically, emotionally — and just be. We learn to explore different movements and resting positions until we find those that enable the deepest of breathing; those that make us feel the most at ease.
During this particular class, what I realized was that the opposite of ease… the disruption of ease… is dis-ease. When we do things that cause ourselves feel the opposite of ease, we may just be enabling the formation of disease within ourselves. When we eat unnatural foods, think toxic thoughts, and push our bodies to do more than what they’re capable of, we’re disrupting the ease, little by little.
That’s not to say a that life totally free of uneasiness is what we need, but rather that we should strive to feel ease whenever it’s possible. It could be as simple as moving your foot slightly as you sit on a chair, just enough for it to feel a little more comfortable. The next time you feel stressed and your mind begins to race with worry, remind yourself to be at ease. Know that you can find stillness in stormy places. Search for that stillness, that ease, always. Ease is the key to health, to happiness. Ease is what makes us fall in love with life, one breath at a time.
A huge thanks to Amrita Yoga & Wellness for letting us use their studio for this! :)
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