By Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S

You may already know this about me, but I love yoga! 💕

I do it almost every day. I love it because it helps me practice my life.

It’s a place where I get to see what I do when I think things are too hard or when I think things are too easy. 

I get to see what I do when I’m asked to show up and be present and I’m not in the mood. 

I get to see how I connect with myself and how I don’t. 

I also get to see the parts of me that surrender well and the parts that fight it and are scared of being vulnerable.

I’ve learned that my greatest growth occurs the moment I want to run, avoid, and give up, because I’m not comfortable. For example, when I don’t like the pose … or it hurts … or it’s boring … or it’s too vulnerable … or for whatever reason, I don’t want to be there. 

In these moments, I’m asked to call upon something greater and wiser in myself. I’m asked to connect to myself and show up in my discomfort and urges to flee and shut down.

And it’s in these moments that the practice for my life begins.

Perhaps yoga is not your thing. That’s ok. Wherever you experience something similar in your life, allow it to be your teacher. Allow it to support your growth and see how it supports you in connecting back to yourself. 💕 

If you’d like to learn more about how yoga can deepen your work as a play therapist, listen to this Lessons from the playroom podcast episode I did with Certified Synergetic Play Therapist Lauren Porter.

Much love on the journey!  💜