“Seek first to understand.”
It was brilliantly timed. The funk (emotional and physical) that was beginning to crop up had me wondering why. I’d noticed my flow was lacking, and I’d lost my bendiness too. I’d just gotten to a point of being fully energized and had felt amazing. Now, I’d found myself holding, resisting, and fighting back something. I just did not understand.
She encouraged us to check in with our bodies and our beings: ask the essential questions — whatever they were so that understanding could be achieved. I asked and the answers came: 1st physical, then emotional. Until finally, I just knew my next step.
As I stood tall, reaching my arms to the heavens, I asked not for answers, but to be understood. “I need this life i have now created,” I cried. Then I bowed forward into uttanasana (standing forward bend). A bit of release came. Then, I took a deep breath in, stretched my arms out to the side and up towards the heavens again, and stood upright again in urdhva hastasana. Again, I asked for understanding.
I softly touched my palms together above my head, then pulled them down to my heart in prayer, it came…
More accurately, then came my understanding that I had understanding all along.