Sit in Yo Shit!

As the holidays are approaching, and the year of 2016 is coming to an end, all I can say is "don't let the doorknob hit you on your way out!!!!"  I am grateful that I had the opportunity to put that notch of fifty on my belt. Hell, after that... It's all a blur of a blob. I'm don't want to appear to be pessimistic, but I am writing this post election.

The energy out there is so overwhelming. Folks are in pain. I have to admit, it has affected me as well. I was disappointed, but surely not surprised. I mean my last newsletter I had just left Cape May, and felt like the only jiggaboo!!! It's apparent there is hella work to do out there in the world. I mean the day after the election, I drove my kids to school. The younger two cried and the older one wasangry. What do I tell these babies to comfort them, and help them process this???? I was at a lost. That day I opened the studio for meditation. We sat, AND BREATHED!  The emotions were high. We exchanged all those feelings. I wallowed in the shit all day. I woke up on Thursday and thought... What can I do to shift, and make sure this asshole doesn't get re elected?

I have to look in the mirror??? What do I see... An amazing black women who controls her own destiny. No one owes me. I got me, and I got me STRONG.  I have to make sure Urban Asanas  is prepared to supportfolks as they journey on this ride.  All of this starts within.... SELFCARE!!!! We have to slowdown and exhale. Breath supports the nervous system.  Take the time to sit with yourself, and love yourself.

Take the time to get to know you. When was the last time you looked in the mirror and said "I love you?"  If you don't love you, how can you go out there in the world? Self love is imperative. Do the things that make your toes curl back.... Date yourself. Nurture your spirit. Sit and dine with you. Take a bath, get a massage, a mani/pedi. We all have different desires, slow down and tap into yours. I can pretty much guarantee, once you do YOU... You can do for others.

Love manifest love. Love will ALWAYS conquer hate. Try to go out everyday and say HI to a stranger. We have to communicate with each other. We are we... I love you as I love myself. I'm making sure that the studio can accommodate you on this journey. We are offering more community classesand special workshops to deepen your practice. AND, I am excited to announce I'm leading a RETREAT in Greece, 2017! Sign Up for a payment plan and lets bask in the Mediterranean Sun and lift our spirits to the Sky!

As of December 1st, the studio has been open for 4years. I couldn't be here with out YOU all. It's crazy how amazing this community is! There are not enough thank you's. My heart is complete... May we continue to flourish on this journey, even when it seemsdismal. We do have the power... stay present!!!! 

"The best way out is through" Robert Frost   
Sit in your shit!!!
Let's be the change

Happy holidays

Always and in love,
jyll