Time Flies

Wow, April already! Time flies! There are so many unfinished posts in here it’s rather embarrassing.  Maybe with Mercury Retrograde upon us I will be able to finish them up and have them post in order. Ya right! 😮

Many of the baby steps I was looking to implement have come to fruition. Thankfully! I now try to do a good power walk once per week (even if it’s on a treadmill) and I finally found a yoga class that I enjoy again.  Although I miss my instructor from years ago, her studio is now too far away to do her morning class. 🙁  I am happy to have found another great instructor.

This new instructor is very in tune with those who are in the class and does a wonderful class.  Originally it was a good ‘workout’ class so to speak and I would leave invigorated and energized like someone had put several D batteries in my body or plugged my into the electric socket.  Then she tried a more relaxing stretch kind of class as a few of us needed it that week.  What a difference!  I left feeling so relaxed, calm, focused and just centered. I went through my day and accomplished so much more than usual and didn’t feel scattered by the end of it. I also had several ‘aha’ moments in the day and was able to deal with a challenging situation without getting worked up.  It was an amazing feeling that I haven’t had in a very long time.

Here I thought I needed an energizing class to revitalize myself and work out the stress and frustrations in my life.  How wrong I was!  If you think the way I did and haven’t tried a class like this you should! I am looking forward to the next class.

I also needed to start doing some relaxation and meditation times.  This was off to a good start and into a bit of a routine.  Then life started getting in the way.  It’s time to really get life back in order. Carve out that routine again. Ah, a challenge. Back to the baby steps.

Japanese zen garden in black sand with stone of believeThat’s all for now.  Let’s see if I can get this back to a routine too.
Enjoy your day!

Namaste

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Just a Little Bit

Baby steps are what I have been taking. Can’t believe so much time has passed since my first post.

I started out with a yoga pose here and another there. I could feel how out of shape I’ve become and how much flexibility I have lost. It was a bit discouraging to find I wasn’t able to do many poses as deeply as before.

Opportunity then knocked on my door. One night, when everyone was asleep and I was waiting to complete another step on a project. I thought about how to pass the time. At one a.m. you can’t really make much noise. I thought about the shows I had recorded. Then I realized what a great time to try one of the yoga shows I recorded. It was wonderful. I forgot how much I enjoy doing yoga at night. I felt pretty good afterwards.

I finished my project and went to bed. Slept like a rock and felt so good when I woke. Little steps. One a at a time. I now know my goal. I will get there. One small step at a time.

The Journey Began

Or so I thought.  The plan was loosely laid out in my mind. Yes I know they say to write it down but that would be another piece of paper to misfile. There was a wonderful feeling knowing I would now attempt to do something I once so enjoyed.

Best laid plans as the saying goes. I did not come home after the school drop off and do yoga before sitting down to do work. There was always something. Although one night, after everyone had gone to bed except me, as I waited for a crafting project to dry I wondered what I should do. Find a good movie on TV? Read? Then I realized, I still hadn’t done any yoga. So onto the PVR I went and put on one of the yoga shows I had recorded.  As I went through the motions every muscle and joint asked me what on Earth I was doing. I kept going knowing that soon it would pass. A third of the way through I started to relax and it felt better. The tension I felt was still there but was very, very slowly releasing. I started to think back to the class I used to take and imagined I was there instead of my cluttered living room. That seemed to help a bit as well. Once I was done the video and had finished the project I went to bed and slept wonderfully.  When I got up in the morning I truly remembered another reason I so enjoyed that evening class.

Then summer arrived and school was out. That was it for the yoga again. Other than the small stretches that I did while with little ones or prepped dinner or right before bed. Time with little ones overrides a lot of things in life for me as they don’t stay little forever and the time with them is short when they are in school.  I would look at the video titles on the PVR and think I will do this, I will get there.

School is now back in session. The first Pro-D day has come and gone. Now to get back in the swing of the school, work, house and family schedule. Now to really try again to schedule time for yoga. Hmmm, it’s 5 am, I’ve been up all night getting things done while everyone sleeps. I guess this would have been a good time to do yoga. A few stretches now and revamp the schedule later today.

I will get this journey started….. one baby step at a time.