Thursday, August 01, 2013
The Big G and I took our coffee outside to the back patio this morning at 3:20 a.m. The area that we live in has little ambient light, so sitting outside on an almost moonless night allows us to truly enjoy the stars. There was a meteor shower going on this morning.
In the first half hour, Big G saw 9 shooting stars, I saw 5. I was trying to do my breathing exercises and watch the sky at the same time.
Usually I do most of my breathing work before I get out of bed in the morning, again in bed before I go to sleep at night, and occasionally when I have a few minutes during the day. I have a set of 8 different breathing exercises I do, and I put as much emphasis on them as I do my weight training. I believe that these exercises have helped me in many ways. They certainly help calm me down during the day if I need it. ( Two of them are specifically relaxing breaths).
It was very quiet this morning, a slight breeze was rustling the Quaking Aspen, but the birds weren't up yet, and there was no traffic. The noise was all coming from me and my breathing exercises #3, 5, and 6. I could smell the mowing that I had done yesterday, and our coffee. Mine got cold. I usually practice breathing with my eyes open, so I just focused on the sky to the west, the general direction of the meteor shower.
Exercising with the stars in the sky this morning was more enjoyable and less distracting than I would have guessed it to be. I'll certainly repeat this!