Writing in a journal lets the noise of my mind fall outward onto paper. It becomes a ritual, ink sticking to the side of my hand (lefty) while those pages fill up with words and drawings. There is freedom in the process and in turn I no longer have to let those thoughts swirl around once they pour out. I just let the journal absorb the language and then I can clear my mind for new experiences, thoughts and the chance to be fully present.
Journalling becomes a way for me to express myself creatively. I try to bring this to my classes, both yoga and Pilates. All the poses have a new element to initiate curiosity. They never get bland for me and I strive to share my personal curiosity with my students. Socrates said, "Wisdom begins in wonder." How elegantly simple and true.
I hope to see you this week, we will explore movement as usual finding new places to breathe in to.