Weekend 7 Recap

I have been waiting for this moment all day. I am finally at a place in my agenda that I can stop, breathe, and just process what is going on in my head.

It has been a busy Monday. Week 5 of Summer Session I is in full swing. So far no major malfunctions! I got the laundry done and some other random chores. I made it back to the gym today too. Not going to lie, it hurt. I’m still coming down from the steroid rounds that I had last week and I feel very heavy. I made it through, but my legs didn’t seem to remember how to jump rope. Hated every moment of the jump rope. I’ll be back to normal feeling soon, so I’ve been told. Exercise will help, even if I struggle through it.

This past weekend I spent with my girls at Yoga for the Planet. I can’t even begin to tell you how sad I will be when it is all over, and we’re not all going to hang out for hours at a time? They’re like family, and I can tell them anything without judgment. Not to mention they have given me so much strength and a sense of confidence in myself that I never knew you could experience. We spent Saturday talking bout the law of attraction. It’s really fascinating, and is just another book added to the amazon cart (One day I’ll just splurge and buy them all!) for the time being, but delightful stuff. The main thing I can tell you is to be specific when you ask for things in this world. Very specific. Otherwise, it won’t end up the way you wanted it to. Also, make sure that while you wait for whatever it is you are asking for, be thankful for where you are. I’m more thankful for where I am right now, than I could possibly imagine.

In addition to attraction we learned about Kundalini Yoga and did a lot of fire breathing. That was fun, and I feel like could give you abs far better than any number of sit-ups. We also did some one on one teaching for an hour. Seemed like a daunting task in the beginning, but at best mine probably was 40 minutes, start to finish. I don’t know how low Evelyn and I sat there talking, so I’m just guessing. It was fun to sit down and have to piece the jigsaw puzzle together for the first time. {I love building puzzles, but I don’ have the table space} Thinking how about how to flow from one to another took some effort, and jumping around the living room. I honestly cannot wait to figure out how to write one that is an hour long. It took me back to my first semester teaching. As I approach the end of year 3, and kick off year 4, I have such a hard time fitting what I want into an hour and fifteen minutes, much less 50. I know that will happen with yoga just as quickly.

I am excited to see what transpires next time. It’s always magical. OH! and we all got a succulent! It was so sweet and now I have a plant, that I will do my best not to kill! 🙂

I’m still finishing the last few pages of “The Power of Now” which I was happy to get to spend time with while at the laundry mat. Side note: As annoying as it is to go to the laundry mat, I enjoy the time I get to read. So, I’m a little on edge today because when I got there it was packed. Normally at 8am on Monday morning, it isn’t packed, but today it was. There were still washers and dryers when I needed them. And thankfully, I had the book to distract me. Focusing on the things at that moment was great. Reading, and also noticing that even though it was crazy busy, I was still fine. Sitting by the window, with the sun on my back, reading. No one got in my way. I didn’t get in anyone else way. It all played out like well orchestrated musical chairs. The anxiety that was creeping up was basically kept at bay for the hour and a half. Then, when it was time to fold things, there was no one there but me. So, it all worked out, even though my anxiety was trying to break down my sanity.

I’ve been trying to use my awareness of myself and the moment in question, instead of trudging around in the past. I am quite thrilled to be doing this, because it really is stress relief. I highly recommend it. Like, giving yourself permission to be over feeling things that hurt you or have haunted you. Giving yourself permission to let the people who wronged you,  go on,  is incredibly powerful. It sounds so simple and trite to a lot of people, I’m sure, but it sets you free. It gives your life so much more meaning and depth. Besides, if we’re so blessed to have the emotion of love, why not show yourself first? And why not forgive those past transgressions? What good are they doing you now? It just making you feel sour on the inside, when you could feel like sunshine and rainbows.

It all seems so simple.

So, because I have some really amazing friends *cough*SamandMichelle *cough* I’m going to dedicate 30 days to doing yoga. I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t practice daily, when I know I should, but I’m going to make it happen. Just so you guys know, starting Wednesday through July 13, is my 30 days. I’m going to try out a bunch of different kinds of classes and see what’s going on in my community yoga centers. I’m excited not to just push myself a little more, but to explore and learn some things. I’ll keep you posted.

I hope Monday is going well for the rest of you. I’ve enjoyed this time collecting some thoughts and sharing a little more with you. ❤

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