Wedding Day Yoga Leads to Bliss
July 24, 2013 by Robyn Hussa Farrell
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Healthy Coping, Livin in the Moment, Loving Your Body, Mindfulness, Prevention, Self-Care, Self-Compassion, Stress Management, Yoga, Yoga Therapy
This week I celebrated my wedding on the beach. My husband and I were married privately 6 months prior, and had decided we wanted to create a special beach wedding celebration with close friends and family. The thought was that it would be “easy” carefree and “simple” to host a gathering for 70 close friends.
Turns out … it was pretty stressful.
Thankfully, we decided to invite any friends who DARED to join us for a 5:30am sunrise yoga / mindfulness practice on the morning of the ceremony. During the gentle practice, the sun rose, dolphins played in the water behind us … it was amazing!
My husband and I were able to sit together and “just be” for a few moments before the day took off at a break-neck pace.
To say the least, this was the most memorable experience and something that fully connected and united us … prior to the ceremony itself. Later that evening, we both remember feeling our toes in the sand — being incredibly present for the most important moment of our life: sharing vows before our friends and family.
One way to employ self-care is to stop the busy-ness by taking the time to breathe on days where you know you will be stressed. This was a lifegiving experience that we both reference constantly. On the day that we were pressured to look perfect, be perfect, host a perfect party … we remembered the ease of the morning practice and simply did what we could.
Our wedding day yoga lead to a connection and level of bliss we could never have imagined possible.
It pays to take the time to be mindful and to employ self-care.
Robyn Hussa Farrell
Founder of NORMAL
Author / Editor of #RealDeal