Do You Know about Quiet Power?

empowered conception and pregnancyI’ve been taking yoga classes with a new teacher, and she’s amazing. The first class I took with her, she had me wanting to stay in Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (pigeon pose) – I felt like I could hang out there all day. If you are familiar with pigeon pose, you might think I’m crazy. If you were one of my yoga teachers a year or two ago, you’d know what transformation that is for me.

She knew just how to get me to that moment of softness, of bliss, of strength, of surrender, without me even realizing it.

At the end of each of these classes, the same phrase has come to mind – Quiet Power.

She has Quiet Power: a gentle voice, a soft touch during adjustments, and the ability to lead an incredibly powerful and transformative practice.

She helps me reawaken my own Quiet Power.

What is it? It is many things.

It is the ability to feel strength in the little moments, knowing, with certitude, what you want and that you can absolutely make it happen.

It is deep self trust.

It is your core essence.

I’m sure I’ve experienced it throughout my life, but the time I felt it most was when I transformed my body into my baby’s first home. It was with me when I birthed her. Then it seemed to fade away.

I’d been trying to get back to it for a while, but that’s the problem with trying – we divert the flow of energy by focusing on all of these shoulds.

I should act a certain way.

I should do do do even if that means not making time for me.

I should keep trying because I must be doing something wrong.

It is in all of these shoulds that we feel we have lost our sense of self navigation, but just as the moon and the stars are always there, even when we can’t see them, our Quiet Power remains ever present.

My Quiet Power never left me – and neither has yours. It is there, ready to be awakened when you are ready to surrender.

In recent months, I have felt my Quiet Power again. In my yoga practice. In how I nourish my body. In the moments of solitude when I realize that my dreams can and will come true – I can feel it happening.

Never doubt your Quiet Power. It is there to guide you in all that you want in this life.

I’d love to know about a moment you have connected to your Quiet Power – leave a comment below and in the words of my daughter “tell me all about it.”

Peace, Love, and Wellness,

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10 thoughts on “Do You Know about Quiet Power?

    1. Xandra O'Neill Post author

      Melinda, you’ve got to start somewhere! I have tried to have a home practice and it sometimes works, but there’s something about going somewhere specifically for the purpose of taking care of *me* that helps me really find my center and relax into my practice. I hope you can find a studio that feels like home for you.

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  1. Gina B

    My daughter, who is 7 and has autism, has this ability. We do our best to support her with love & self-esteem, and closely monitoring what goes on at school, and I honestly think she doesn’t suffer from the issues of low self-esteem that kids with this disability can have. She is takes her strength & energy in times of quiet, and has taught me how to do that as well!

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  2. Lauryn

    I love that you say our quiet power has never left us. Mine feels like it has many times, but just last night I took the time after putting the kids to bed to just lay and reflect on the day and my relationships. It is amazing what your quiet power can do for you…

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    1. Xandra O'Neill Post author

      Yes Lauren! And it reminds you how important it is to make time for that reflection.

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