These past few years I’ve felt a nagging sense of unease, of being stuck. Stuck between who I am and who I thought I should be. I was shaken and ungrounded. Imposter syndrome is real!!! I knew this truth but could not stop myself from falling into the cycle. I needed to find my root (truth) and groundedness.
I had to understand that I was out of balance. Within Ayurveda, sometimes referred to as the “sister” science to yoga, I am Kapha dominant. Kapha, which derives from the elements of earth and water, translates as “that which sticks” and out of balance requires movement. I looked for ways to move that brought me joy outside of work.
So I walked. I walked barefoot outside in order to receive the energy beneath, and I began to find my grounding. For the feet are the foundation of the body. They are the root which establishes the deepest connection from the body to the Earth.
As I found my groundedness, I begin to move into my stillness. When I felt called I would sit connecting my root chakra, Muladhara, to the earth and I would listen. I was reminded that every thought, feeling, and emotion I have is dependent on the way I viewed myself. I asked, “What am I worth?” and “What am I going capable of?” or even “Why couldn’t I?”
And I’ve felt a shift happening in my life. A sense of coming back and find anew. I’m saying yes to things I once thought I wasn’t qualified to do and setting goals even if they scare me. As my favorite yoga teacher says “And now the inquiry…”
Welcome to Headwraps, Yoga Mats and Backpacks the random musings of Jamie Austin.
The desire to start a blog hit me out of nowhere. I prefer the use of imagery to express myself and tell my stories. As I evolve and grow into who I am, so does my creativity. I’m inspired to write by my daily musings and thoughts. You will learn my story along the way. With every post you will see a glimpse into who I am, what I value, and how I love.
She/Her/Hers Yoga Instructor, Movements Activist, and regular human being