Say Hi to Mum!
It was her birthday last week so I treated her to a delicious high tea at the weekend!
My mum and I have what I would describe as the classic mother-daughter relationship - we are often critical of one other, we bicker, and we don’t always say the right things to each other!! But there’s no denying that my mum is my absolute best friend and I adore her. I’m not a mother myself yet, so I haven’t fully experienced what it’s like to love a child of your own (although the love I feel for my niece and nephew terrifies me!! So I imagine it’s similar to that?!) but the unconditional love I feel radiating from my mum towards me is undeniable! She is the first person I go to when I am upset, happy, angry, feeling low, or just generally need someone to talk to. She’s always there for me no matter what.
And I also like to think that she raised me to be the person I am today - kind, compassionate, loving, and a little bit nuts?!!
Yoga is always meant to be a devotional practice, rooted in unconditional love. In the West, we’ve come to see Yoga as merely a form of exercise - we have forgotten that the reason we practice Yoga is so that we can be healthy in body and mind so that we can be of service to others.
Therefore our practice is always for the betterment of someone else.
This is particularly significant this week with my fundraiser coming up on Saturday. The amount of people that have shown interest in it just goes to show how compassionate humans truly are, and how capable we are of devoting our time and efforts to others, and to bask in one-another’s unconditional love <3
So just as the ancient yogis dedicated their practice to Buddha, or Hindu gods and goddesses, I am dedicating my practice to my mum this week.
Who/what will you dedicate yours to?