We bend so that we don’t break. In yoga we do counterposes to balance out our bodies. If we twist to the right, we twist to the left. If we bend forward, we counter with bending backward. Most of us live busy lifestyles, we give to our work, our bosses, employees, or customers. At home we give to our families, parents, children, spouses, siblings, and friends. Some of us also try to remain happy and positive, by exuding joyfulness to the strangers we meet along the way. We bend so far one way however, we sometimes forget our most important self.
So remember to do your counterposes, bend the other way by taking care of you! Give to yourself so that you can continue to give to others. Fill yourself up with joy, and gratitude for all that you have. Feed your mind by reading, seeing, and feeling happy thoughts; and in your body by exercising and eating right. Stay completely healthy for yourself first, and for those around you. It’s the most unselfish thing you can do – taking care of you.
Just a thought,
Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you. Rumi
I’ve been practicing yoga on and mostly off for several years, but for the last few months I’ve been practicing more frequently. Mainly because in my perfect life vision I kept seeing myself doing yoga, which was odd because, like I said, my yoga practice had been very limited. Nevertheless, I’ve been searching for the yoga studio that seems to fit me just right. While trying to make sense of this vision, my awareness of wanting to live a healthy life, kept popping up. In fact, I want to live until the age of at least 100. So in that respect – I get the vision. About four months in to my practice, I read an article that included a photo of a 91 year old woman, who not only was still teaching yoga, but practicing. They photo showed an image of her laying on her back in plow position. If you don’t know what that is, it’s where, while lying on your back you lift your legs and feet up over your head using your abdominal muscles, landing your toes on the floor. And, since I’m now, living in South Florida, I’m acutely aware of the limitations of many senior citizens, and found this feat amazing. Her muscle tone looked better than many woman 60 plus years younger. What a bonus! So I’ve been hooked, and even more committed, to finding the yoga studio just right for me.
It all fits into my vision of my perfect life. Although at times it can feel a little crazy, like when I decided to start writing this blog. But when your trying to create your dream life, you need to continually nurture what you already have and want, while reevaluating, adjusting, and taking action, for more good to come. My vision continues to include having a healthy mind, body, and soul. I believe that my new yoga quest fits right into that vision. In fact, I want to become a certified instructor.
So start your project if it fuel you and fits your vision, live your life, and don’t worry what others think.
Just a thought,