The Weight of the World:
Remember hearing the expression “carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?
This idiom comes from Greek Mythology when Zeus got angry at the Olympians and picked Atlas to punish.
Zeus condemned Atlas to hold the heavens on his back. The purpose was to separate Earth and Heaven, which would prevent the two from mixing so much. But sometimes here on Earth, we mere mortals don’t strike a balance between work and home or kids and quiet time, right? That’s why we’re here today – to take a few minutes to let go of the weight of the world.
Sometimes we feel the heaviness of things that are happening around us. Or carrying tension in our neck and shoulders. We work at a desk and when things get hectic, we tense up without even realizing.
Tomorrow, we’re going to look at getting rid of some of those things that are weighing us down.
But for today, just now in this moment, what you can do is stretch your shoulders and move your neck. And you can do this every day or several times a day – whenever you feel yourself tense up.
Here’s a video from SarahBethYoga to get you started.