Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dropping Back

Accomplishment: 2 drop backs in a row with no assist!

How empowering!

Fear is a paralyzing emotion. The fear of one thing doesn't just effect you in regards to that particular fearful item. A fear of one item can spread into other areas of your life. The fear can restrict you from being who you are, who you want to be and who you are meant to grow into. As we move through our daily life we need to do things to continually challenge our fears to help us grow as a whole person. Overcoming one fear is like a pebble being thrown into a still pond. That pebble creates a ripple effect across the surface of the water. Those ripples are changes in your life that you now are empowered to explore. If we don't challenge our fears we will never know what we truly our capable of and how far our ripple can go.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sleep

Sleep, so forgotten, so put to the bottom of the list so others things can take priority. I forget how important it is. How good it can feel. How it can be just as good as meditation or a wonderful asana practice if your heart is in it and you are in the moment.

This morning I woke at 5:15 with the plans of going to a 6:00 yoga class. My intention was to go to the early class that way I would be home to spend time with Scott. To get up at 5:15 is essentially sleeping in for me since on a normal Wednesday I would be up at 4:30. My alarm went off and I was awake and thought about getting out of bed. I then realized how truly comfortable and relaxed I was. I decided to stay in bed. I re-woke at 7:00 and felt revived, relaxed and peaceful - the same way I feel after an asana practice. It is so easy to put labels on things and rate one thing as being more beneficial than another. It simply comes down to the intention you put into something and being in the moment.

I can gain as much from doing an asana practice, sitting in meditation or on somedays getting an extra hour of sleep as long as my heart is in all of them.
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