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Dropping the Worry and Becoming Stronger

At the end of my yoga classes I often tell my students about how important it is to take care of yourself and to protect your energy. When we practice yoga and self-care we work hard to move into a place of inner calm and peace. I personally feel that this is a sacred space that then needs to be honoured and protected. However this sacred space can often be easily lost when we return back into our day to day lives. So today I wanted to write about two important life lessons that I have learnt which help me to hold my ground and stay connected to my inner calm and peace.

The first lesson is not worry about what other people think of you. In fact there is a great quote...

'what other people think about you is none of your business'...

I think this is so true and it’s something I have been trying to implement into my life for years! The second lesson is the importance of placing boundaries for your wellbeing. This has been a game changer for me and when I have honoured and valued the boundary it has felt so empowering.

When I started teaching yoga almost ten years ago I really had to throw myself out there in order to start and run my business. I had to have a photoshoot and then stick pictures of myself onto leaflets which I then printed and handed out door to door in order to encourage people to come to my class. It was not an easy process because I was just a shy timid girl who always worried about what people thought. But I soon realised that if I wanted to follow my dreams I needed to let go of those worries and instead I needed to focus on my purpose knowing with conviction that what I was doing was for the greater good of myself and others.

Then when I became a mother I once again started to worry about what people thought of me and my approach to motherhood. I soon realised though that if I continued to worry about others