oceans of emotions

there are many, like the waves in the ocean, emotions rise and fall away.  mentally and physically they connect you to your core. it's human nature.

like the wise mantra from the 80s sitcom,  the facts of life, "You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life."

you need the downs to appreciate the ups. you need the ups to lift you back to center when you're down.

the yoga lesson: show up to your yoga practice (so you can do the same in your daily life), aware and accepting that you are human, you feel, emote and exist in the present moment, which is different and unique from any moment in the past and the future. allow yourself to have these emotions, even if that means you find yourself angry when your teacher asks you to do a certain pose, our you're super excited because you can do a challenging pose. observe the emotion, notice how it makes you feel in your body and in your thoughts. through this understanding you'll know exactly what to do to counterbalance yourself. let go of your judgments and trust yourself.

 

in case you are too young to have watched the facts of life, or just need a lyrical refresher, here is the full theme song (there are actually two versions - who knew?  not me.) :

Season 1
There's a place you've got to go for learning
all you want to know about the facts of life
the facts of life.

When books are what you're there about
and looks are what you care about
the time is right,
to learn the facts of life.

When the world never seems
to be living up to your dreams
it's time you started finding out
what everything is all about

When the boys you used to hate you date,
I guess you best investigate
the facts of life you gotta get'em right
the facts of life,
the facts of life,
the facts of life

Seasons 2-5
You take the good, you take the bad,
you take them both and there you have
The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.

There's a time you got to go and show
You're growin' now you know about
The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.

When the world never seems
to be livin up to your dreams
And suddenly you're finding out
the Facts of Life are all about you, you.

It takes a lot to get 'em right
When you're learning the Facts of Life. (learning the Facts of Life)
Learning the Facts of Life (learning the Facts of Life)
Learning the Facts of Life.

End Credits
You'll avoid a lot of damages
an enjoy the fun of managing
the facts of life;
they shed a lot of light
If you hear them from your brother,
better clear them with your mother
better get them right,
call her late at night

You got the future in the palm of your hands
all you gotta do to get you through is understand
you think you rather do without,
you will never make without the truth
the facts of life is all about you

source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/