In my work as a yoga teacher I constantly have to do with very universal emotional problems we people have, but also with their solutions! We usually consider problems things that make us feel bad. We want to feel good. What is the best feeling we can have? Well, it’s called self-love. But self-love isn’t only about loving yourself.

The yoga practitioners are quite gifted to find the ways to alleviate pain as well in the physical body as on the emotional level. But it’s not always so simple, because many problems have taken on an energetic life in us. Then it’s not an emotion anymore, it’s finer. It’s a different kind of sensation that often feels like all over the place. On this subtle level, we are either filled with self-love or the lack of it.

What does it mean to love oneself? It ’doesn’t mean you are actively loving yourself all the time. I wonder what kind of life would that be. 🙃 As long as you blame others on anything, you certainly haven’t found love for yourself in yourself.  Same thing if you still look for acceptance outside of yourself.  

You as a subject can’t love yourself as an object. You can LOVE. That means mostly that in your thinking, feeling and behavior, there’s nothing that goes against your real self. You don’t blame yourself, you don’t have self-pity,  you don’t victimize yourself, you don’t underestimate yourself, you don’t hide your truth. These are signs of love. The lack of self-love is easy to see through your behavior if anything in it tells you’re not lovable.

The first step is to you get to know yourself deeply through the yoga practice. Then you can start to work your whole being toward Love.

I’m sure the regular asana practice is the path to self-love! 

2 thoughts on “Self-love

  1. Bonjour Anne
    Le temps passe , mais mon cœur est toujours connecté à ton énergie que tu as fait passer il y a quelques années
    Je me suis souvenue que ton world press pouvait me faire réfléchir sur les points de vue que tu suggères
    Merci Anne
    J’espère que tu vas bien en ces temps difficiles pour l’enseignement toutes catégories confondues,
    Mais j’aime ouvrir les yeux et regarder en haut
    Je t’embrasse fort et peut être te retrouver sur le tapis avec tes enseignements

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  2. Ma chère Annick! Quel bonheur de te lire! Merci infiniment de ces lignes pleines d’amour et de connexion humaine❣️
    C’est pareil pour moi, tu es restée dans mon cœur et j’espère qu’un jour on pourra se revoir dans un stage de yoga ou pourquoi pas dans un contexte complètement nouveau!
    Je vais très bien même si j’ai dû quitter Paris et la danse pour quelques temps…mais je reviens dès que possible.
    J’espère que tu vas bien et que la vie te sourit! Je sais que tu regarde au loin et très haut! 🥰 Gros bisous.


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