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Words for resilience

We are all doing our best to take care of ourselves and our communities right now. In the spirit of keeping our collective energy high, here are posts from yoga teachers to support you in this time.

Laura in a seated twist on the beach in Hawaii

This time can be a reminder to come closer, call each other instead of a text. Check in with neighbors, friends, and family. This is an opportunity to get creative in order to connect deeper. – Laura Toyofuku-Aki

Oneika Mays standing on a sidewalk with a cute dog

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.” – David Foster Wallace via Oneika Mays

A white snake in a woven coil

I think of the “Transmute” Card (#44) in the @marcellakroll Sacred Symbols Oracle Deck (it’s magik by the way!). Shedding, releasing, letting go…”to transmute is to convert one energy into another. The snake is a powerful symbol of Transmutation. You are being invited to accept its gift of shedding to help you process something important….meditate on this symbol when you need assistance in changing the energy in your life…” – Regina

A torn piece of paper with the words “in this moment could you be being gentler with yourself?”

In this moment could you be being gentler with yourself? – Elizabeth Barnett

Quote from Sonia Sanchez via The Nap Ministry

“Zora Neale Hurston said fear is the greatest emotion and I said, “No my dear sister. Fear will make us move to save our own skins. Love also makes us save ourselves, but it will make us move to save others as well.” – Sonia Sanchez via Dr. Chelsea Jackson