Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday musings.

One of my mini-goals for February was to establish a consistent yoga routine.  I have been taking steps to create a consistent and workable routine for me.  In this process, I've fallen deeper in love with yoga. I am loving exploring all of the different options with the practice.  I believe one thing that always intimidated me about about yoga is my lack of strength and/or ability.  The crazy truth is that yoga principles are the exact opposite of that.  It's not about others seeing me struggle to hold a downward facing dog for five breaths; it's about me.  I'm continuing to explore the practice of yoga, so I won't pretend to be an expert on the subject.  This picture, posted to facebook by a local yoga studio, really resonated with me this week.


While I know this isn't necessarily pertinent to yoga, it's 100% applicable to life.  It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to share our story with others in our every day life.  I believe that some part of us is judgmental no matter how hard we may try to cast those thoughts aside.  Everyone has the opportunity to make snap judgements: your child's teacher (I'm guilty!), that person you accidentally cut off in a rush to beat the red light, the librarian you always see, your neighbor, that runner on the treadmill next to you, even friends.  Let's not even begin to discuss those who want to share their opinions of your health/your parenting/your cohabitation/your spending/your entire life. As I get older, I try more and more to remember that you never really know the intricacies of a person. 


And this is what I will strive for.  Judgements minimal and happiness & love optimal.  


7 comments:

The Pink Growl said...

Love that last line, perfect life mantra!

Alex Hubbard said...

SUCH a good reminder girlfriend. Three cheers for less judgment and more happiness :)

Ash said...

woohoo for yoga! im slowly getting back into my practice... and it makes me STOKED! i definitely notice difference in my day when i start with yoga versus not... so now i think i shall do some (:

Katie Adams said...

I love yoga lessons! I aim to go once a week and the instructor, without fail, says something I needed to hear that week. It keeps me sane and feeling calm.

Meghan said...

I love this post! I've tried so many different yoga classes, but I find myself getting super frustrated each time - I really struggle to find that focus, despite my lack of ability. I'd like to give it another shot, because I think it would do wonders for my mental stability - perhaps I just need to find the right class for me? :)

Meghan said...

I love this post! I've tried so many different yoga classes, but I find myself getting super frustrated each time - I really struggle to find that focus, despite my lack of ability. I'd like to give it another shot, because I think it would do wonders for my mental stability - perhaps I just need to find the right class for me? :)

Meghan said...

I love this post! I've tried so many different yoga classes, but I find myself getting super frustrated each time - I really struggle to find that focus, despite my lack of ability. I'd like to give it another shot, because I think it would do wonders for my mental stability - perhaps I just need to find the right class for me? :)

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