Life. Yoga. Joy.
Inspiring a life with smiles...™
Photo credit Samantha Eve Yoga. Copyright 2019.
Peter Gibbons: Let me ask you something. When you come in on Monday, and you're not feelin' real well, does anyone ever say to you, 'Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays'?"
Do you ever DREAD getting up and out of bed Monday mornings? Not ready to face the day, hitting snooze one more time and then again and again...If so, you are human! We've all been there.
But recently when talking with my yogis I had realized that it had been a while since I felt that way. That for some time now, 99% of my mornings I wake up with joy and even a little excitement at the start of the new day...
So how did I go from having the Monday blues to leaping out of bed?
As a child, when I pictured a castle, I envisioned lots of gold brocade, velvet ropes hanging from overabundance of draperies rich colors and tapestries, furniture too fragile to sit on because it's so imbued with history. It’s clean, shiny, inviting, yet majestic. The castle I imagined has servants, and well lit corridors, and large spacious armoires with mirrors to twirl around in front of while wearing my fancy dresses…
That is not my castle…
There is something intoxicating about France…
There is a rhythm here…
A slowness of pace…
An almost seductive invitation to pause for a moment and let life happen…
It starts with a glance to catch your eye
And if you are receptive
Being present in today's world is challenging.
Our senses are inundated with stimuli which may not serve us in a healthy way. And so here I am finishing week 2 of yoga teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. In this insulated environment my purpose is to learn, explore, feel, experience, and I wonder to myself:
Since the horrific Orlando shootings, I have seen an outpouring of love and hope for the LGBT community. It is heartwarming to see such support, only I wish it did not take an act of violence for us all to come together.
So many people have used words of love as they comfort those who have lost so much, so tragically. But I have also heard talks about "tolerance." And in the words of Inigo Montoya from the Princess Bride, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
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