the log book
So often in life (aka yoga practice) we get in our own way simply by believing in a variety of defeating thoughts about what we can and can’t, should and shouldn’t, will and won’t do. It’s perfectly human and normal to define our experience of life in this way. While it is a strategy for living safely it tends to limit the fullness of our experience of living. I think often of the greatest contributors to our world, these human beings who were willing to live beyond the confining definitions created by their thinking.
Whether you are just starting out or training for your 10th marathon, running is a great way to stay active and in shape. As a running program intensifies, so does the risk of damage to your body. Every twinge, ache and pain starts to feel like an actual injury. Adding Yoga practice to your training regimen can help you cultivate a deeper connection to your body. Some poses are a challenge and maybe even uncomfortable.
Where do you stand (or sit) as we draw close to the end of this 30-day exploration of mindfulness? We've enjoyed people lingering after group classes to try the teacher lead mindfulness practices. Some took advantage of the meditation room that we set up in the small studio. The visits to our blog have increased with each of our posts this month. And several have admitted that they have not quite gotten off the starting line to establish a meditation practice. I know that I started out very strong and then fell off of the meditation wagon.