I woke this morning full of peace and stillness. It was such a strong feeling and one that I wanted to carry with me throughout my day today.
I stepped on to my mat and took a moment to ground myself. I set my intentions. And I start to breathe and flow.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe peace.
Yoga brings a lot of joy to my life. I love to practice daily. Sometimes I have a good session and get lost in it and time evaporates. And other times, I manage to grab a few minutes to practice or struggle to find my focus or make time to step on to my mat. Most importantly, I try to follow the flow of what my body needs and wants, whilst keeping the balance with what my day allows.
Over the last few months, I have struggled a little more to maintain my daily practice. I am owning up. Instead of this worrying me, I have just consistently stepped on to my mat when I can, and let the rest go. No sense in ‘beating’ oneself up about it. We have to flow with the natural rhythms of life. When we flow, life is easy. I keep reminding myself of this fact. And it is not only relevant to the yoga mat, but to life in general, of course.
Being here now in Hedingen has given my yoga practice a real kickstart again. I am so happy to be able to attend my favourite Hatha Yoga classes at AirYoga again with my lovely yoga teacher, friend and soulsister C. It has been a blessing in disguise. Her gentle yet firm instruction, her sweet spiritual words of wisdom and the community of yoga spirit have given me the boost I needed. I feel it has reinvigorated my practice and made stepping on to my mat is so much easier again. I am grateful!
I came to yoga slowly and more recently in my life. I am a late starter, in my own words. However, I would not change this for a moment. It was a perfect addition to my spiritual journey. I love the path it has led me on; the physical exercise and improved flexibility of my body; the special friends that have come into my life through community and sharing yoga space; and the deepened awareness of my inner self, my breathing and my body. I still have a lot to learn on my yoga mat and path. I am open to all that flows to me. It really inspires me.
Today to end my practice, I add my gratitude. Gratitude for all the many and specific blessings in my life. I step off my mat with peace and stillness walking beside me today. And these few words of wisdom.
Spend some time alone every day. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In. Out. Peace.
How do you experience peace in your life? Do you find time to be alone every day? Please add your thoughts.
with gratitude, Delicia