Do you trust me?

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For the past three years, I have been practicing Aerial Yoga. It is a new form of exercise, in which we use a hammock to perform yoga asanas ( poses).

A hammock is a stretchy piece of fabric that seems very fragile, but it has amazing strength and flexibility. My relationship with the hammock was that of a love-hate one. I approached it with curiosity first…..wanted to do something different you see….jara hatke!

One month and few spells of giddiness later…., I dismissed it…saying it was just a new fad….and gave it up and went back to my traditional yoga practice which I was enjoying thoroughly.

My guru, Nital ma’am, coaxed me to give aerial yoga another shot. Just to please her, I re-enrolled….She had just one tip for me……Mruga, Trust the hammock…

I kept repeating this line in my head and got into the hammock and looked up…there on the giant mirror in front of me , were the bold letters, painted in red….TRUST THE HAMMOCK! They were there all along, but I had never noticed them.

Over the next sessions, urged by Nital ma’am, I learnt the process of letting go and trusting the hammock.

Gradually I learnt the technique of relaxing and letting go.

My body (and mind )opened up, my poses became more stable and my range improved.

Today, I look forward to my aerial yoga sessions with the same enthusiasm that I have for my traditional yoga work out.

Those words on the mirror have made a huge shift in my personal mindset.

I used to be skeptical of peoples’ abilities to do a job. I believed that they would do it best only if I supervised or I gave a million instructions.

The hammock has taught me to trust people. I no longer hover in the kitchen after I give the day’s  instructions to the new cook.

While buying vegetables,I no longer check each and every tomato that the sabjiwala is putting in my bag. A far cry from the old me who used to visually inspect every item of vegetable under a microscope before approving it worthy of entering my kitchen.

I just tell him. bhaiyya, you choose the best and give me. And he does!!

I am able to tell my amazing staff and team, that I know that they will do a great job.,

I can look into their eyes and say….I trust you with the responsibility that I have given you, truly….

The results are amazing. The person usually goes out of his or her way to do the job at hand even better than expected.

Putting ones trust in a person makes the person feel responsible for the faith and trust put in them. Not only that, they will do their best to retain the trust placed in them.

My parents and in-laws still don’t trust me with certain recipes or managing certain tasks. In their minds, probably I am still an immature, irresponsible child. (The fact that I will turn fifty this year does not matter to them at all.)

As parents, having mistrust in our own children and their abilities, is in our DNA. We find it hard to imagine, forget accepting the idea that our kids can be better than us.

Why is it so hard? How do we let go of this urge to control?

Trust the hammock I say.  Let go and hang free!

I find myself asking myself, will I, as a mother in law, be able to trust my daughter in law with the ‘keys” of the house ( metaphorically speaking of course).

Of course I will and I am sure that she will do a better job at it than me!

I was of the firm belief that any task is done best if you do it yourself. But now, I am able to delegate better. Of course I still follow-up, and cross check.

Now, that’s another tip I have learnt from the hammock. Trust but cross check…. trust the hammock, but first cross check if it has been anchored properly in the ceiling hook.

Trust people , the process and the situation…..but do cross check…..you don’t want to fall from the hammock….if you know what I mean!

So, trust me…this works….do try it out…cross check and let me know your experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

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musingsofmruga

From textile designer, to fashion designer, to entrepreneur, to image consultant, to internationally certified ‘Heal your life coach’, to a lover of yoga, my journey had been that of discovery and learning. Somewhere along this journey, I also became a wife, a companion, a mother, a daughter in law to being a mother in law myself!!! I’ve come a long way! I enjoy interacting with people and sharing all that I have learnt along this journey. There have been lots of failures but the lessons learnt from these experiences are priceless. I believe that clothes , grooming , body language and appearance have a tremendous impact on not only how we feel but also how others react towards us. However, the most stylish clothes and the best grooming habits are of no use unless we are healthy from within. The key lies in balancing this Image that we project to the world, with the real YOU that the world sometimes fails to see. The image that we project to the world, has to be Authentic, Appropriate, attractive and affordable. Unless we work on this image from Inside out, no matter how much we work on it from outside, it will be inadequate. I help people find their true self, to embrace themselves and accept themselves with all their flaws. Thanks to the teachings of Louise Hays, I believe in the powers of affirmations and positivity. Thanks to yoga, I am more aware of how strong our bodies can be. Yoga taught me awareness and staying in the moment. My only regret is that I wish I had discovered yoga earlier in my life. It’s never to late to start yoga practices and the best time is NOW, no matter how old you are. Through my blog, I am trying to make my readers aware of how easy and exciting this journey of self discovery can be. So, this is how I would like to describe myself. I am an artist, a poet, a fashion designer, a foodie, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a companion, a caretaker, a dreamer, a realist. I want everything, and want to live to the fullest. I have an opinion about everything and am ever ready to give my advice and opinion , but only when it is asked for and is valued. I am always ready to learn new things and also willing to share whatever knowledge I have gained in the last 5 decades of my life . This is my platform, where I share my thoughts. Feel free to visit and drop your comments.

5 thoughts on “Do you trust me?”

  1. Good Mantra- “let go and fly”! I love how you have weaved your aerial yoga experience with everyday life! 💝 Good luck with your blog.😘

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  2. Trust the hammock! Isn’t it interesting how changes in one area of our lives/mind, impacts something else, often totally unrelated and unexpected. I look forward to reading more 🙂

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  3. It is so beautifully and fluidly written. So simple that it subtley gives a strong message. Gave me an altogether new perspective. Hope I will chill a bit too. Looking forward to more such pieces!

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