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I feel super mellow, but not lazy.
I feel relaxed, but not tired.
I feel light, but not weak.
I feel focused and productive and limber and optimistic.
I breathe easy.
Is this what 15 days of yoga and more mindful eating has done?
I like not feeling antsy and driven and stressed as a baseline.
I like not feeling stiff and tight as I greet or end the day.
I like not eating just because I am bored, or as a habit, or just because...
I like this.
A really good teacher was describing what made a hard yoga class hard the other day. In his mind the definition was not that he could design the poses and sequences to be so difficult and intense that no one could do them - that wasn't hard, he argued, because if everyone is just laying on the floor watching and opting out, then it really isn't hard is it? Rather the definition of hard is that you ARE ABLE TO DO IT. And then because you can, you must, and you do, and that is the good hard.
So it is with the month of yoga in my Fitness Project. Not so much that it in and of itself it is hard or stressful, but enough that it is challenging and sustainable. Carving out time each day to practice yoga, to be quiet, to breathe, and then come back to the hustle and the bustle in a different mindset.
Another teacher said - try it for at least a month, at least three times a week - Let the magic happen.
I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace.
When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are one.
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