Don't worry. It's not what you think. Allow me to explain. LSD stands for long, slow and deep. I'm used to moving at a fast pace so I knew it would be a challenge for me to slow down during a recent slow flow yoga class. It didn't take long for me to realize I enjoyed a slower pace. My breath slowed down and became more robust. The chatter in my mind began to clear. I closed my eyes and got deeper into my senses. What would feel good to me? I started swaying my hips. SO MUCH BETTER! Still long, still slow, still deep but mine. My movements now had a flow that wasn't there previously. I was able to get deeper into each posture. I used the framework the instructor provided yet individualized it so it felt good to me. I no longer struggled to hold the pose. I started to connect to my heart. It now went beyond the physical practice of yoga to the spiritual.
It's at this time, I had an epiphany about the O-MY Yoga classes I teach. I realized how much I personally want an opportunity to slow down. It's one of the reasons I created O-MY Yoga in the first place. I wanted to create a space to slow down and feel sensual. Yet, I was putting pressure on myself to include more cardio in class thinking that it would then appeal to more people. I realized that the value of O-MY Yoga lies in its long, slow and deep qualities. It's intuitively what I wanted to create all along yet I wasn't listening to my intuition. Big mistake! Listen to your intuition. Follow your heart. Your spirit speaks to you in these whispers. It took slowing down and connecting to spirit for me to have a break through in being a more authentic and impactful teacher, coach and creator.
How often do we do this in life? We rush through our day to day responsibilities without fully being in the moment. How often do we ignore our intuition because the static in our mind drowns out the whispers of your soul? How often do we wait for someone else's permission to fully enjoy an experience in our own way? Slow down and notice. How do I feel? Give yourself permission to answer without judgement and then have the courage to act on that answer. If it doesn't feel good then you need to change it. Small adjustments can make a big difference in how filled up we get from our daily experiences.
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that slowing down can also have an immensely positive impact on your sex life. Imagine the "epiphanies" you could have if you took the time to connect with your partner LONG, SLOW, and DEEP. Connecting to breath. Finding a rhythm and a flow that lends itself to going deeper physically and emotionally. I'll leave you with that lovers. ;)