Getting fit, Yoga

Stories from the yoga path: The heart of life is good

ganesha

Hello! How is everyone? I have been busy being calm recently. Extremely occupied doing nothing much but sitting back and looking at life.

I am well into the second month of my daily yoga practice, and it seems to be messing with my head in the most positive sense possible. Because for the last two months, I have not been stressed. Not even once. I have been a glass half full kind of girl to begin with, but this zen-like state of tranquil acceptance of the unchangeable is new to me.

Massive delay in the upcoming building project? Whatever… Harper Collins turning down my book? Que sera… Nothing to wear? Seriously, who cares?!

It’s no secret that practicing yoga helps building your awareness – not just for your breath, your physical alignment during postures or for your emotional wellbeing. Yoga also helps creating awareness for compassion and friendliness. If your bare feet ever touched a yoga mat, chances are that your teacher has spoken about having love and compassion for every living being. You can make of it what you want, but if you hear these words over and over again, and if you only have a fraction of a grain of kindness in your body, you’ll probably take the words to heart. And bit by bit, you will become friendlier and more compassionate.

Apart from the physical changes – I’ve got muscles on my shoulders???!??? – I realise emotional changes I didn’t expect. And it feels like this is just the beginning. Life is good. Really, really good.

Happy Easter, everyone. And Namaste! J

Lovely image of Ganesha with permission from Body Temple Yoga.

10 Comments

  1. Sounds like you found your happy place and its working really well for you. Lovely to leave the worry and stress behind and feel calm, well and working on getting that glass filled up again. I might just have to look into some of this myself! Two weeks away in Hawaii just about got me to a good place, but back home again it’s so very easy to get caught up in it all. Enjoy your good feelings.

  2. I am pleased to hear of the positive benefits your daily yoga practice is having. I try to do a few minutes (I know not enough) of yoga every day but even that little amount has a good effect. I wish you lots of luck with the book and hope your find a publisher soon. Namaste!

  3. I must say I do find a calmness and a sense of well being after a yoga class but making it last is my biggest problem

  4. Wow, you sound really happy. I’ve never got massively into yoga. Are you still doing the hot yoga, or is this the normal kind?

  5. Loved reading this. You sound in a great place. I am just about to do some yoga myself, like right now. It’s so good for the soul! X

  6. Namaste, Deborah! When can we have a coffee (now that the Easter craze is over…)? Let me know. xx

  7. Clare says

    Hi met mum. I’ve been reading your blog for nearly a year now but naughtily have not commented until now! It’s great to read about your yoga journey. I used to practice yoga regularly but have lost my way a bit since the birth of my daughter. I’d love to know your tips for fitting in yoga practice with motherhood!! X

  8. How wonderful, and I know just what you mean – yoga just brings me to a better place inside and out, and it’s so easy to de prioritise how important and healing for yourself just that daily practice can bring. Enjoy.

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