Tuesday, May 14, 2013
As some of you may know I have started practicing hot yoga. The mindset behind yoga and the actual physical activity are really helping me transform my life.
One of the main things I focus on in my practice is positivity. I will only think positive thoughts about myself and about others. Today though, my will was tested.
A certain person in my neighborhood who is notoriously mean spirited sent their dog out to go after mine while on a walk because "We were too close to their property" Well... for reference I live in a condo complex and no one has their own property. This person was so vulgar and mean to me I walked away sobbing, something I have never experienced before.
But that's when I remembered... I can not let the words of others cut into my own view of myself. I am the one who determines the way I feel, no one else.
So I packed up my things and went to yoga, then went for a run, then had a delicious healthy salad and ended the day back at the studio for zen massage and meditation. And with every positive thought and action I could feel the sting of his words melt away.
I seriously owe this to yoga. I have never felt so powerful in my body or my mind until I decided to make this a consistent part of my life. I can't wait to see how far it will take me in the future.