How Yoga is changing me
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Today my husband and I went to a political event (we live in Iowa, so there are plenty of political events.) This one was an annual steak fry that one of our senators sponsors. We were there to help support a PAC that is working for clean energy resources. After passing out fans, holding signs and watching all the press people, we sat around for a while. Although we had free tickets for the food.... somehow potato salad, beans and steak or chicken just didn't appeal... we left early. The crowds were too much for me.
I realize that my yoga practice is changing how my energy flows. My daily Adamantine practice requires that I concentrate on breath and postures and look inside for my motivation. I used to be what anyone would call an extrovert. I loved crowds, loved meeting people and was energized in such circumstances. Now those same circumstances drain me. I find myself energized by quiet, contemplative time in small groups or alone. I realize this isn't all yoga, I am sure some of it is my time of lfe... I am 69.
Wherever that changes are coming from, I am happy with them. I like where I am in my life, that I don't have to have others around me to feel alive and lively.