Happy Healthy and Fit

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Relax Your Butt and Squeeze Your Anus~ Respect for the Direct

'Relax your butt and squeeze your anus' are not exactly words you hear everyday.  However, they were exactly what I needed to hear yesterday in my ashtanga practice.   Admittedly, I was initially startled and then had to laugh.  I appreciated that she wasn't trying to choose her words delicately.

Knowing that my sacrum was locked up, she was actually trying to help me lengthen my spine and relax my glutes in Upward bow posture also known as Urdhva Dhanurasana.  Upon, further reflection, I couldn't have imagined a more direct focus.

Later in the day, I was equally stunned when I went to a new my massage therapist and she declared that she does not 'do breast or genital massage.'  I actually burst into laughter.  I am not really sure why this was so funny, if it was funny or if it was just startling.  

Either way, it reminded me that there is power in saying exactly what you mean.  Saying things directly clears up the potential for gray areas, crossed boundaries and speculation.  It also reminded me that it takes courage to speak your truth.

Over the years, I have found myself in a variety of undesirable situations because my flowery language of fear kept my message from being clear.   If you are not speaking your truth, then you are living a lie.  

If you have feelings for someone, tell them.  If you no longer have feelings for someone, tell them.  If you want to be happy, tell the truth, be direct.  It may be uncomfortable for a moment, but then it goes away.  Fear of speaking your truth keeps you in a self-constructed prison.  The Truth will set you Free!

Being Happy Healthy and Fit means having respect for the direct.  Say what you mean!  Use your flowery language to express love, not to mask fear.  Life is Short.  Make Yours Magical!







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