We can live in a world where being imbalanced is comfortable, because we have familiarized ourselves with the drops, twists and turns that comes with life. When disruptions in our lives become uncomfortable, we tend to ignore them or mask them instead of addressing them (because who has time for that?). However, when we normalize stress, or dismiss our feelings, we become so out of touch with ourselves that we don't even know we need to change.
That's generally when we start blaming others for what happening in our lives and we feel resentful of the roles we play, which can lead to an overall sense of feeling out of control. One day we may wake up lost, confused and wondering why we are not enjoying the lives we've been working so hard to create.
The problem is that we sometimes get stuck in the discomfort of our own routines. When we are ready for change, the disruption can be so uncomfortable that we settle right back into our “everything’s okay” comfort zone.
We may be telling ourselves “things aren’t that bad!” but maybe what we’re really saying is “I’m working so hard to create this beautiful life but I feel too tired/stressed/annoyed/sad to enjoy it.”
If you feel this way, you’re not alone. We have been there too.
We talk a lot about first steps because making time and committing to something new is the hardest part. And before we can commit to making a change, we must understand why we are making a change. And for some of us, that is already too much, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and longing for the ease of our old, familiar patterns.
You may think that to benefit from meditation, you have to clear your mind for 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or an hour. Not true! If you have a hard time quieting the chatter in your head for even a minute (or maybe a few seconds!!) then your meditation can be 5 deep, mindful breaths when you step into the shower. Yes, it does make a difference.
Sometimes setting a high bar for our own wellness expectations prevents us from taking the first steps. We know it’s easy to be stuck from the very beginning and not even realize it. That's why we celebrate just showing up. Even if you only show up for a portion of a class or only do one pose that involves lying down for 20 minutes, we know you'll still receive tangible benefits!
Our goal is to break down restrictive ways of thinking about wellness so we can change the tone to healing. We want to help you eliminate the limiting beliefs that keeps you confined to believing that these tools won't work for you because you're too busy, your mind is too noisy, or you're too damn exhausted to have to do one more thing.
Wellness comes in many shapes and sizes and we must find what unique combination works for us in whatever capacity fits into our individual lives. If not, it can leave us feeling like we are failures, not worthy, or just meant to be stuck. None of this is true and we are here to help!
Keep following along with us as we help you reframe what wellness means to YOU, how it fits into your life, and how one small change can lead to another...and another...and another...allowing you to keep kicking ass in many aspects of your life, changing what isn’t working, and allowing you to ENJOY everything you’ve worked so hard to create.
Because you can’t change what you don’t know, let us show you another way.
Ming-Wai + Ming-Cee