I saw this image on Pinterest and it made me smile from ear to ear.
For as much work as baby humans or animals are, they create some of the sweetest and silliest moments.
That is what I look like when I do Downward Dog after a long day at work.
The last time my whole world was in flux, I clung dearly to running (slow forward stumbling), hiking, yoga and whiskey while in the bathtub at night after I put the wee folk to sleep. For the past 9 months I have felt like I have been sucked into a whirling, ravaging twister that randomly spits me down to the ground and just as I get my footing snatches me back into the storm.
To tend to the wounds and bruises, I need to focus on my self care. I mentioned that I am participating in Deepak & Oprah's 21 Day Success Meditation on-line, 20 minutes start to finish on-line via my cell phone. I am also bringing yoga back into my life which to my mind feels like an additional half hour of mediation.
I need to find the time to run twice a week to get my weight back down and to provide my head with additional head space time. And I have fallen back in love with hiking and have a wonderful 5 mile loop that is challenging enough to make it cardio with the ease of a leisurely stroll in open space with the sun on my face and wind teasing my hair across my nose.
I gave up the whiskey a couple of years ago because I gave up the soda. Now red wine is the bathtub drink of choice.
In the coming days, I will be adding a yoga page to my website so you can see what my go to poses or sequences are. I am a big fan of Yoga Journal online for free video's. You can choose by the time you have allotted for your day "length" or "how to's" by pose. They also have a listing A - Z for poses!
There was a time when I was pursuing taking my yoga practice to becoming a teacher. I felt strong, light, free and ready to guide. Now I am a tight bundle of twitching nerves, knotted muscles, doubt and heaviness.
Spring is almost here, which means I have made it through another difficult long winter in my life. I am ready to walk barefoot in the grass, to lay on cool red rocks and to soak up some sun.
Meditating, walking and yoga will guide me out of this storms path and allow me to reconnect with myself. I know when I can quiet the noise around me, I will feel more at ease and trust what my body is telling me.