These are some cues I use throughout my yoga classes. They very difinitely have just as much use off the mat as on...
*When feeling most challenged, use your breath to help you remain calm
*Inhale-let, Exhale-go, Inhaling-let, Exhaling-go
*Equally balance your effort with your surrender
*Notice places that do not need to be working, and allow those places to relax and soften
*Check in with your body
*Look at the space between your thumbs and visualize the direction you want to go in life, now take two steps in that direction
*Tune in to your body's wisdom
*Allow yourself to let go of doing, and just be
*Your stronger than you know
*Be compassionate with yourself
*As you breathe in, invite in anything you may need more of in your life right now (compassion, strength, health, wellness, etc.), just breathe it in, then exhale and trust
*Listen to your body
*Tune in to your strength and feel it fully
*Allow yourself to be grounded, rooted, and centered
*Open to stillness
May we know truth.
May we speak in truth.
May we live our truth.