What is it about Yoga that keeps me coming back?
I mean…really. You remember, don’t you?
My first attempts were earnest enough, right? But they resulted in pain and frustration…which naturally led to long lapses between Yoga sessions…followed by even longer lapses…followed by no Yoga sessions.
Then I acquired a big, blue Yoga ball…intending to bounce my way into mindful practice. Oh, I was so very happy, bouncing and stretching, stretching and bouncing…for a while any way. And I must say, my big, blue Yoga ball makes a great conversation piece, quietly situated as it is in my office.
**deep, deep sigh**
But this January something happened.
I publicly accepted a Yoga challenge posted on FaceBook by my daughter CC’s very good friend. I learned a few very simple sitting poses, and a few very simple standing poses.
I began to mindfully breathe
counting my breaths slowly.
And as I focused, really focused on my breathing…counting the time of each breath and striving to lengthen the pose time
An amazing thing happened.
Yoga became my friend!
Yes, Yoga is making me stronger.
Yes, Yoga is improving my balance.
Yes, Yoga is keeping me calm during stressful moments in my day.
And yes, Yoga is even enabling me to sleep better at night.
So I guess Yoga really has become part of my routine now. And what do you know?
I like it!
**stay tuned for periodic yoga updates**