Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Just finished doing yoga this morning. I keep getting struck by the fact that Yoga doesn't SEEM like it's that hard in the aspect that my heart is not flying through my chest racing and I'm not drenched in sweat, however it works me out in a different way.
It's a way that I need. Seriously.
Some of the poses really challenge me and my arms/legs will be shaking, I will be breathing hard, and it kind of cracks me up a little. It's sort of like a "plank" - in a plank, you look at it and think that can't be that hard. But yet, hold it for a while and your whole body will take notice. Things start shaking, muscles start screaming.
Yoga also helps me to be aware of my body. It gives me thankfulness that I am ABLE To do exercises. It makes me appreciate everything from my hip bone to my ear. I become very aware of my thoughts (negative or positive). I've learned to "acknowledge the thought, then let it slip away" as the instructor tells us to do. That is ever so helpful when my grocery list tries to come in to my yoga time.
Today I used my new yoga mat case and the pretty yoga mat that I got in Virginia Beach. I like to pretend that it is just me and my mat in that room. I look forward to my mat time.
One of my goals is to be able to touch my heels to the mat while doing a downward dog. I'll have to think of what a special reward would be for that day. I know it is coming.
I am documenting my food with pictures today, so tomorrow I should be back with pics. I'm striving for balance. Not too perfect so I'm not having any fun and living a rigid, boring life, but not so much fun that I'm not making progress. I feel like I am finding it.