Yoga Binder Essay-Meditation

Katie Willden


Yoga Binder Write-Up:  Meditation


Sitting in Thunderbolt Pose with hands at heart center, breathe in deeply, in through the nose and out slowly through the mouth, with soft lips.  As you breathe in and out your life force energy, consider your strength.  The strength you have to live your life on a daily basis.  To fight the fights you have every day.  You have such incredible strength to be here tonight, to still choose yourself and your own care.

When I first chose to take my Yoga Teacher Training, I was scared and felt that I didn’t have the strength to take on such a journey and to make such a commitment.  But I was introduced to a quote:  “Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” It reminded me that I couldn’t allow my obstacle of being afraid stand in my way from realizing my dream of helping and healing.  When I had this realization, I decided to have a constant reminder of this and had a the words “Walk Like Thunder” tattoo’d on my arm.  Whenever I find myself being scared and wanting to retreat into a place of fear, I look at my arm and remind myself to walk like thunder.

As you continue to breath in your strength and exhale your fears, I invite you to join me as I walk like thunder through my biggest fear.  I also invite you to remember that you are greater than the sum of all your fears.  You are a strong, impermeable force in this world, capable of making huge changes in your life and to the life of others.

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