One of my yogi buddies brought her four year old daughter to our yoga class today. It was really nice and surprising to see the little girl not getting bored during this one and a half hour – she was following her mom’s movements and trying to do the same, or coloring her book.
But the most interesting part was the 10 min relaxation that we did at the end when we all lied in Shavasana (corpse pose) with our eyes closed. I can imagine that this can be an extremely boring thing to do for a four year old. But the mother whispered something in her year and the little girl lied down and closed her eyes with a blissful smile.
After the class I asked the mom what was that she told her daughter. “I told her to close her eyes and dream about her life when she grows up. I also told her that if she visualizes it well enough, it is going to come true. She is always super excited to do it.”
This made me think of the last time when I dreamt of something. Well, it was quite a while ago during a holiday. For me dreaming works the best when I am on the beach. But somehow not so great when I’m in my working mode. There are so many “important” and “ useful” things to be done. Who has time to dream?
But this is not true and everyone needs to be reminded of this, including me. If you think about it, the majority of the things that happen to us are first born in our heads during times when we are relaxed- for example, under the shower 😉 For instance- the idea for the blog came to me one morning while I was peacefully waking up in bed.
So let’s make the time and space to relax, dream an renew ourselves. Who knows, the next great thing in your life might be just be waiting to be visualized. Dream on!