What it means to be authentic:

  • to be more concerned with truth than opinions
  • to be sincere and not pretend
  • to be free from hypocrisy: “walk your talk”
  • to know who you are and to be that person
  • to not fear others seeing your vulnerabilities
  • being confident to walk away from situations where you can’t be yourself
  • being awake to your own feelings
  • being free from others’ opinions of you
  • accepting and loving yourself

? Sue Fitzmaurice

We live in a world where we are defined by our jobs, money, relationships etc, therefore many of us have lost sight of our our true selves. Your ‘True Self is about what ‘you’ really want, your needs, your own unique outlook, your dreams, desires and your innermost feelings.

Your true authentic self is the voice of your intuition; gut feeling, instinct, inner knowing. Everyone can tap in to their true authentic self through ‘Awareness Practices’, in other words – get out of your head and check in with your heart. Let go of Doing and Thinking and instead get in touch with Being and Feeling.

If you are not living authentically you may feel anxious, confused, depressed, helpless, or angry. If you are not being true to your self, you may be living your life in a way that pleases or impresses others; you may even hide your true feelings. If that is the case, you may also feel trapped.

When you can tap in to your ‘Feeling self’, it is your personal unique truth, it means you are being honest with yourself and others. Can you truly listen to your intuition and act on it? If you can, then the choices and decisions you make in life will satisfy your soul because you are living in harmony with what’s important and sits well within you. It means that you are expressing who you really are at your core, you are standing by your beliefs and taking responsibility to live your life in the way that feels right for you. Then what you have, is – Freedom, Happiness and Honesty, you will feel more Open, Optimistic and life will become more Fulfilling.

This week, classes will be all about connecting back to our ‘Feeling Selves’ – lets be authentic with ourselves on our mats, listening, paying attention to sensations, feelings and thoughts, lets tap in to a higher state of consciousness, lets let our breath be our sail so that it allows us to glide through a beautiful soulful, expressive vinyasa flow, then we will anchor down to practice some gorgeous stretchy seated poses, finally the breath will guide us in to a deep shavasana followed by an authentic seated meditation.

See you there

With Love Brigitte xxx