The Art of Empowerment: Utilizing the Power of Your Practice
By Rebecca Hulse • October 11th, 2012 • 2718 Views
I love the power of the group in yoga class--when the teacher brings us all together into one big power for the greater good for a whole 90 minutes--and it got me thinking. If we can all be so interconnected in class and share this state of empowered being and strength then where does it go when you walk out the door after the final savasana?
What happens to that beautiful uplifting energy?
Does it just dissipate like Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage?
Did it exist? I’ve been to enough yoga classes to know that it’s real, raw and powerful so what happens to it outside the studio?
It lies dormant being ignored.
Because we forget to use it and because we forget, we don’t remember how or even what to use it for.
Today I want to awaken you into empowerment—specifically your empowerment and the place it resides inside you.
The empowerment we experience in the yoga studio is multifaceted and has many uses. It is used in its most obvious form to gain energy and resilience for the group effort – it can be used the same way outside the studio for business, team management, a group cause or family relationship building.
If you wanted to use empowerment for this purpose think of your vision; think of what you are trying to create with your intension of empowerment and share that message you envisioned with your team/family. Sharing a story for the future creates empowerment and attachment to your cause.
Empowerment is used in class for gaining extra energy for difficult poses – this same empowerment can be used outside the studio for personal missions, creating and achieving dreams and completing mammoth tasks.
If you are using empowerment energy for personal expressions write down your big why for doing this. Ask yourself why does this call out to my soul? What is my calling to do this? What do I feel about this right now? What does this mean to me, my soul and my source? Creating a personal message or mission for yourself is an empowering driving force in the direction of your desires – i.e. empowering energy.
It’s also used subtly to form the class into a whole, from many into one, from one into many. It focuses on that connection we all have with each other. Think of the moment in class when you can feel the person on the mat next...
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