Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thoughts on Having a Sh*t Day, from Yoga Girl (Rachel Brathen)

Recently I've posted about what to do when you're having a sh*t day, which yoga poses to try when you're anxious, and ways to let go of worry.

Today on Instagram yogini celebrity Rachel Brathen (@yoga_girl) offered some thoughts on these same topics. How do we deal with negativity, and strong emotions?

I love what she has to say about allowing yourself to feel when emotions come up. Check out the video above, or the quote below... and I hope that you allow yourself a moment of feeling today, whatever those feelings are.

Video and photo via Rachel's Instagram, @yoga_girl.

"When you wake up in the morning, and you feel really crappy and you're just about to have a sh*t day, how do you move on from that?

How do you turn a day around?

And my answer is... do you really have to?

Sometimes life throws you curve balls. Sometimes you wake up and you feel sad. Sometimes you're angry, or frustrated, you're fearful, worrisome.

All of these emotions are valid, and they deserve space in your life.

So if you wake up in the morning and you feel like absolute sh*t, allow yourself to feel like sh*t, if you need to.

If you're sad, cry.

The thing about emotions it's not until we actually burn through them, that they transform.

That's why we have aches and pains, and increasingly so the older we get, because we carry a lot of unprocessed emotions.

Give yourself permission to have crappy days, and it will turn around, all on its own.

Before you know it, oh my god, happiness arrives. And then you can actually be grateful because that joy will be real and true.

Thank you, Rachel, as always, for being a bright shining light, and for sharing wisdom the way you do. Namaste.

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