A New Resolution

 

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The new year always lends itself to new resolutions.

Starting Jan 1st, 2019. I will be sharing with you my 30 day challenge. 

This is an open invitation for you to choose something you wish to see change. 

I am choosing Yoga for 30 days straight . Normally I do yoga 2-3 times a week.

My intention for this challenge is to take my yoga practice to a deeper level.

When anything is done for 30 days consistently, the results can be seen both objectively and subjectively. 

I will concentrate on two aspects of my yoga practice; 1)consistently using breath to move me into, through, and out of each posture and  2) exercise acceptance and curiosity in each pose in any given moment.

In my practice I have noticed I hold my breath a lot and I judge myself in the postures. Funny thing is, this also happens in many other areas of my life. 

I will be journaling and sharing the effects of this practice both on and off the mat. 

When selecting a goal it must be doable, measurable and obtainable.  

-It must be something you want to do and not something someone else wants for you. 

-You will be able to identify, hear, see and feel when you reach your goal. 

-Doing 10 mins of something everyday is an easy goal and can lead to great improvements. 

An achievable goal motivates you to remain consistent.

By defining my goal I have increased the likelyhood of success. 

This commitment will not only improve my physical practice but I also predict will provide a ripple of healing in other areas of my life. I.e more patient and less judgement towards myself. 

I am excited to see what transformation will occur.

You are welcome to join me in selecting whatever you would like to set in motion to create change in your life. It can be anything! Change always permeates other facets of your life. The beauty is in the metamorphosis.

Let It Go

 

Have you ever sat on the sidelines watching others have fun, desperately wanting to partake but was afraid if you did, you would be told: “you’re not acting your age?”  I was often told growing up, “to act my age!” I do not blame my parents. They taught what they knew.  Although,  I carried this baggage with me into adulthood, proving no real purpose except to prevent me from fully living my life.  That was me, until 2 years ago.

My friend Kate was great at bursting out in song and dance.  I loved that about her.  One day Kate and I left the park after an afternoon of hiking.  Shortly after we left, it started to rain.  She pulled the car over and asked me to get out.  But it’s raining, I said. I gave her a gazillion reasons why getting out of the car was not something I wanted to do.  She grabbed my hands pulled me out of the car and said, “let’s dance.”  I couldn’t believe how much I resisted her invitation.  But I danced in the rain. The more she encouraged me the more I felt myself let go of the resistance and had fun.

To this day, I hold that memory dear to my heart. Something so simple, and yet, it made such a significant impact in my life.  It felt freeing to let go and enjoy dancing in the rain with someone who cared enough to help me release a shackle.

The mantra “act your age” still rings in my ear when I want to bring the child out in me to play. But I continue to practice letting go of that mantra, and when the opportunity presents itself,  I am reminded by that kind and gentle nudge, to dance in the rain.

Let it go, let it go                                                                                                                                  I Can’t hold it back anymore

Here’s to you, Kate.  THANK YOU!