What’s a common refrain echoed on airplanes that also applies to relationships? Before you help others with their oxygen masks, you need to put yours on first. In other words, if you’re not in a place of wellness and safety, you can’t help others get there, either.
In relationships, that oxygen mask is letting go of old wounds and pains from the past. Carrying emotional baggage will prevent you from being truly open to new bonds.
This meditation from yoga teacher Karena Virginia can help you release difficult emotions from past experiences in a healthy way—enabling you to both heal and give yourself some much-need relief.