Last week I quit my part time job to focus more time on building my yoga business, attempting to break out of The Comfort Zone and into a space Where the Magic Happens! It took me months to build up the courage to take the risk. I’m nervous because I don’t know what will come next, and I’m excited because I know that I have made space for possibilities to arise and be discovered. And I’ll tell you something; opportunities are already beginning to present themselves.
The Comfort Zone can seep from one area into other areas of your life. While I was feeling stuck in my office job, I was also feeling stuck in my yoga practice. I didn’t find that my body was moving in new ways and when I would journal at the end of each practice I had very little to write. I was frustrated, annoyed, and couldn’t seem to put my finger on the source.
Let me be clear, nothing is or has been wrong. Nothing is bad or painful, but life is lived when one is living everyday to the fullest, feeling creative, inspired, and not settling for the plain and ordinary. You don’t know when the switch will flick, so don’t give up and don’t let down, keep searching. Last week I had a conversation with a friend about the restaurant she’s developing. She shared her fears about where the next paycheck would come from and that she may have to dig into her savings, but she knows in her heart and her gut that focusing on the restaurant is exactly what she should be doing right now. The conversation tapped into something inside of me. The switch flicked!
You may find that you are in The Comfort Zone in an area of your life, perhaps it’s your yoga practice. If this is the case, know that the moment will come that will flick your switch and you will move in that instant to the space where the magic happens.
Keep breathing. Keep practicing. Each day, every moment, has the potential to shift your life.
Set aside 5-10 minutes.
Sitting tall, lying down, or in any comfortable position bring your attention and focus to the breath. Inhale and exhale through the nose.
On the inhale visualize a beautiful white light traveling on the breath, into your and throughout your body.
Allow the light to collect and become powerful and radiant at the heart center.
On the exhale, gently release the light back into the universe, allowing your being to connect with everything else. Creating oneness.
“Nothing happens until something moves.” - Albert Einstein
Musical Inspiration (all on Spotify):
Everlong (Acoustic) - Foo Fighters
Dreams So Real - Metric
All Night - Kendra Morris