Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tonight I went to yoga. I LOVE my yoga practice, but it's gone by the wayside for, oh about 3 months. Yoga makes me feel grounded. It is meditative. I always feel like a sponge that has been wrung out- allowing fresh blood and oxygen to seep back into my body. Someone once said that yoga is like a massage on the inside. I like that!
My favorite form of yoga is Ashtanga, and my favorite Ashtanga teacher is Matt Borer over at Austin Kula Yoga. Matt is a calming presence, not annoyingly full of himself like some yoga teachers, but also funny and playful. You should check him out...
But back to me :)
Tonight I was able to calm my brain a little. Get outside my head. Concentrate on my breathing and alignment. No thinking about making dinner, laundry, emails, or my unfinished to-do list. At the end of the 90 minute class, I felt like I had been exorcised- all my crabbiness and irritation left- and I feel so much lighter and peaceful.
In the day-to-day chaos that is Life, I need to remember to take some time to check-in with my body, my mind, and my well-being. It will make all the difference!
A peaceful Mama makes for a peaceful Household (I made that up)