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How hot yoga saved the day

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.

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CHANGINGSAM 5/15/2013 4:08PM


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EMMY_DUCKIE149 5/15/2013 10:23AM

    LOVE yoga. I'm so happy you've found peace and happiness with it. Neighbors can be so stupid. I had a bit of an old lady bully who liked to yell at my dog and tell me what to do with him. After I politely but firmly stood up to her, she hasn't really bothered me since.

I'm struggling with positive thoughts. I will try, like you, to remember only positive and happy thoughts allowed!


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GINGERHAWK 5/15/2013 8:36AM

    Really sorry to hear about your thoughtless neighbor but I'm totally impressed that you rose above it and ended your day on a positive note in spite of the interaction - good for you! I love me some yoga!

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CHODGES83 5/15/2013 12:00AM

    "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
"Anger is only one letter short of danger."
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway."
"The giving of love is an education in itself."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Glad that you were able to turn this experience around into a positive one.

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JAMIEBOYD328 5/14/2013 11:47PM

    I just recently started doing yoga and this makes me more excited for it, its awesome you maintained a positive attitude, I need to learn that myself. emoticon

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CLPURNELL 5/14/2013 11:11PM

That is great. changing ones mind is the hardest thing to do but once you do what you can accomplish is limitless.

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