Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wedding Day Yoga Leads to Bliss

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

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One Response to “Wedding Day Yoga Leads to Bliss”
  1. kimor says:

    Thank you ever so for you post.Thanks Again. Great.

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