Sunday, May 6, 2018

Yoga will change you...

Yoga will change you.  It will change your life. The new thing, the new buzz word is mindfulness. Mindfulness, however, is a social construct. It’s something we've created to speak to us about how to be fully present; to be in the here and now.  So, there is this thing called yoga that has been around for at least 5,000 years that speaks to this.  Mindfulness is pushed beyond the limit with breath work in yoga. Pranayama is the Sanskrit word that refers to breath work in yoga. "Prana" means "life force" and "Yama" mean "to control", so pranayama means to control the breath. When you work on your breath in yoga you are deliberately changing the way you breathe to help you with whatever pose you're in.

There are so many levels to what yoga is—mind, body & spirit.  Here’s the thing.  After 12 months of practicing yoga daily I am, unapologetically hooked.  Yes, the change in my body has been gently and sometimes without precedence pushed.  My mind and spirit have been moved in a way that is difficult to described.  In a word, I have let go of that which does not serve me.  I’ve simply let it go.  Namaste.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

Exquisite silence...

Today I had a yoga practice where my mind
 wanted to quit before my body.  I pushed past this.
In the the end we closed with a minute of mediation.
I had a moment of exquisite silence. 

Friday, March 23, 2018

If you are like me (a 55ish year old woman) and practice yoga, your body and mind might initially creek and moan. But as you get stronger and work out those kinks, mentally and physically, it's worth it. It's so worth it.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Last night I had a pity party whereby I was consumed with worry, self doubt, self-criticism. I made a conscious decision this morning to reset and, without being trite, practice gratitude. I'll list my blessings each and every day when I get up and before I go to sleep.

Friday, March 9, 2018

I woke up this day...

I woke up this day with the sun shining through my window.  I opened it and there was a slight breeze.  I am thankful & grateful.

Thursday, March 1, 2018