Day # 28 Reveling In The Transformation (Part 1)

Part 1: The physical aspect of change 

In the beginning of this 30 day challenge, I shared my goals.

I said, “I would 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.”

I posted photos of the poses ( the photos above inside the studio) I was choosing to use to monitor my progress. 

Due to the pain I felt in my shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, my mobility was limited.

Because I excercised acceptance and curiosity, I found where I held my breath, and created resistance in certain postures. This resistance generated muscle tension and strain.

Being committed everyday has helped me to improve my overall focus and flexibility, as well as altering the depth of my stretch in the postures.

I have also notice, the level of pain in my hips, knees, elbows and shoulders is almost non-existent.

In Part 2, I will share with you the non-physical affects I have notice as a result of this challenge.

 

Day # 26 From My Heart to Yours

Before my mom became sick I had a solid yoga practice going.  I was also doing other things to help support my physical, and mental well-being.

Our mental, physical and emotional consciousness will shift to make room for what we feel takes precedence in our lives.

When I got the call that my mom was diagnosed with stage 3 Esophageal cancer, my life shifted.  I was grateful I had been taking care of myself.  I was physically, and mentally strong enough to be there for my mother.

We often give so much of ourselves away, thinking very little about the vessel we need to support our caregiving, our work, and our relationships.

Give yourself the love you need so you have the love you need to give away.