Recently I took a yoga class led by Jenn Richardson. All I can say is, “WOW WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!” This class felt like an internal massage. She combines yoga therapy, challenging slow Vinyasa, and my personal favorite Yin — all while showering students with life-changing knowledge.
On my way out after class Jenn embraced me in a big hug and said, “Have an amazing day and DON’T WORK TOO HARD.” These words really resonated with me. Honestly these words took me a minute to process. Our culture has told us to believe quite the opposite: “No pain, No gain.” Force, push, strive to the top. Hmmmm what’s at the top?
I do believe that hard work is important and good for us. However, being in that mindset all the time leads to exhaustion, burnout, and disease.
After class, this analogy came to mind and I’ll share it here with my Sittin’ Pretty family….
Our life is like a garden. There are many things in the garden to tend to: the soil; watering; weeding; and, of course talking to your beautiful plants — which causes your neighbors to confirm you are crazy. You make sure all the needs are met in your garden, and some days you work harder than others. Over time your garden becomes abundant with produce and beautiful growth. But there is no way this can happen overnight. It takes patience, perseverance, and a little bit of love and effort every day to see the results.
It's all about balance!
I remind you as Jenn so kindly reminded me —
“Don’t work too hard.”
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