I Just Noticed.....
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
I like myself and the rest of the world a whole lot more after I have done yoga stretches.
I know, it sounds weird. But before you join the Doubting Thomas Club, give it a try.
I was kind of grumpy today. Then I ate a bowl of fruit salad. Felt a bit better. Then I went to Flicka (my computer) and signed in to Spark.
There was Day 1 for a new team, and the workout today was to do yoga stretches.
"Oh Good! I don't feel like doing any of those stupid exercises today. My body is a bit stiff all over from over doing it yesterday. But I CAN and WILL do the stretches."
Ah, stretch one felt so good I went a bit over the time suggested. Then I looked at the screen and saw the second stretch. "Oh, I LIKE that one!" and did it happily.
On to stretch 3: "Oh, I know THIS one! Haven't done it in a long time!" Good stuff!!!
Stretch 4: "Oh yeah. I used to do this one every day. That was a loooooong time ago. I'll give it a try." Ah, peace. Ah, good.
Stretch 5: "Of course, this would be the natural one to close off the stretch exercise. I think I will do it a bit longer, and while I am down there, I can doing some long lost praying for myself".
Oh Peace! Oh Joy! Oh Bliss!
I am proud of myself for doing this, including praying for myself for a change, and I honor myself in my place in the world. There is a quietness inside, a gentle mood of co-operation.
I never looked at yoga this way before. I never noticed my mind change after yoga to this degree before. I never noticed how important it is toward my attitude of the world and others before and after yoga.
Quite a CHANGE, that's for sure!
Now I will go gently into the day.