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Yoga MalaI began a little after 6am. The light was hidden behind rain and clouds, yet it was beginning to emerge on the longest day of the year.

I gathered my stones, lit a candle, and came to my mat with intentions set.

To honor my past and release what was no longer needed.
To hold space for my present self and all the love.
To trust in my future.
To believe in my power to manifest my sacred becoming.

So I set out on the journey go traveling the yoga mala – 108 sun salutations to honor the wholeness of myself, the summer solstice, and International Yoga Day.

As with most journeys, it taught me what I am made of.

I marveled as I not once lost focus on my breath, as I sometimes do in my regular yoga practice. My breath guided my movement, told me when to rest, when to step instead of jump, and when to be fully immersed.

I learned I had the strength and power within me to accomplish what I set out to. At the start of the journey we are often filled with excitement and also with doubt. As I moved the stones and got closer to completion, the doubt began to melt away.

And here is the lesson I want to share with you.

You are capable of so much.

There is a strength inside of you that burns so bright – even if you have only had small glimpses of it, and even if those glimpses are yet to come – it is there.

With Love and Gratitude,
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