Ishvara Pranidhana/ Surrender

What does the word Surrender mean to you?  At this point in my life and yoga practice, Surrender means having faith that whatever happens is meant to be.  I am letting go of what I can’t control. This too shall pass good or bad.

Surrender means moving forward, when called to do so, even though some Yoga poses seem so daunting.  Having faith in the Practice and allowing my body to grow stronger with time and (for now) allowing myself to fail over and over again.

Surrender as a mom is accepting my children are sometimes completely independent and other times still needy.  Doing my best to bud out and allow them to have their own experiences and learn from their own individual journeys.  Just like my practice allowing them to be challenged with tasks that seem overwhelming and offer them the opportunity to succeed or fail on their own terms.

These days this practice has tested my patience. The ability to take a beat and be patient is so hard when I have no idea how things are going to work out or whats next.  I am not a perfect Yogi and certainly not a perfect mom but I remind myself its a practice from day to day minute by minute. Ishvara Pranidhana.