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Just Keep Swimming...

I was sitting with my sister at Global Tribe Cafe (having some incredible vegan food!!) and she was telling me about her experiences with Yoga and Meditation.  One of her stories made me laugh a lot, but I also found inspiration in what she said, so I thought I'd share it here on my blog. 
She explained that when she was lying down at the end of her Yoga class in 'Savasana' (meditation pose) she began to imagine herself as Dory from 'Finding Nemo' (as you do) in the scene where Dory and Marvin become trapped inside the whale's mouth. They're both panicking, trying desperately to get out, but Dory suddenly forgets everything and begins to allow herself to be moved by the water. She feels the ebb and flow of the waves as she lets go and relaxes.

Even though it sounded hilarious at first, I thought it was a wonderful representation of meditation; when you are pushing against your thoughts, trying to relax your body, trying to breathe deeply and trying not to thin…
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All of the noise and chaos can leave us feeling that we're actually not really living. As if we've become almost numb to life as we blindly and mindlessly go about our everyday tasks on auto-pilot.

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