I adore teaching in Mexico. Why? The people are so loving and receptive. They are family-oriented-even their names carry both family names (father and mother) from birth throughout life, even after marriage …They smile and cry and when we meet ‘heart to heart’, they open up to reveal their deepest joys, delights and traumas and fears…They laugh with gusto and their eyes are wide with wisdom of life’s experiences. They care and will fight for their beliefs and teachings—yet will listen to another point of view with wonder and responsiveness. I love their passion, which fuels my passion. We become a Whole, with a myriad different parts—shining and glowing—reaching for more knowledge to serve and love.
Ignacio Garcia, one of our gracious hosts at My Yoga Kids in Mexico, reflects that enthusiasm with this message about what he calls, “Virtuous Aging”:
“Growing up, then growing old, is much more than just aging and shrinking. It’s about finding yourself, discovering whom you are, losing yourself to the ‘busyness’ of life only to regain your sense of self in the later years.
We fear getting old and for good reason. When we get old, we start to lose our physical strength, our sight, our hearing, our self-confidence and many other abilities. We start to experience pain and discomfort like never before and there is no relief in sight. We start to feel unfit, unable and unworthy because we are so attached to what we know and what we are used to doing and it makes us feel that time is running out; that our life is over.
It’s depressing to think of all the thing we have done and cannot do anymore, the things we could have done and did not. On top of that, we ache and hurt.
This is the day-to-day reality for many older adults.
Fortunately, this can be just a phase, a season that ends only to let a new, wonderful and completely fulfilling era begin, with new experiences, new challenges and new achievements that are much more satisfying, rewarding and
important than anything else we have ever done. For young-minded seniors, it turns out that the experiences of our youth were really just for us to acquire the tools we need to master this new stage of life and live it to the fullest.
The aches and pains we feel are reminders that we know better, because we now have so much more experience and knowledge. “We’ve been there, done that!” We have everything we need. We can rise up to the challenges of aging and create our best years ever.
We can help older adults and people in need of rehabilitation regain their well-being, confidence and energy to take charge of this wonderful stage of their lives. The unique methodology of BoomerPlus® is one key to helping them overcome the challenges that would hold them back.
Let´s help our loved ones, ourselves, and the rest of the world to realize this. For them! For us! For the world, for the universe!”
What beautiful thinking on the aging process.
Come join me, Ignacio, Lola and the rest of the group in Tijuana, Mexico, February 6 & 7 and March 12 and 13 for a unique BoomerPlus Yoga training. 36 YA CEU’s. Learn more and register today at http://boomerplusyoga.com/mexico-2016/.