Friday, 13 January 2012
Happy Friday everyone!
Although it is technically my Monday, I will wish all those who are not working this weekend, a happy one :)
I have completed Day 11 of my 30 Day Yoga Challenge! Over one third done!!!! It was a tough week, as I adjusted to a temporary alternate work schedule and finding time for my daily practice, along with everything else we have on our lists in a day. Some mornings I woke up and truly did not feel like going to the studio. It is amazing the excuses one's mind can come up with while laying in bed ... Nevertheless, I arrived at YogaLife each day, with a smile on my face and ready to breathe.
This week I focussed much attention on my breath during class. Most instructors focus on breath throughout the class and this week it was my goal to internalize this. To actually imagine my muscles and connective tissue release and sinking deeper into each pose. I breathed deeper inhales and exhales when the lunges, warriors, squats, planks, and core work was making my body shake. I realized this week how powerful breath can be.
This weekend, whatever you are doing, remember to breathe. I know this sounds ridiculous, as you will do these a million times this weekend with no thought. So, my challenge to you is to take a few moments. Breathe with intention. Breathe peace into those places in your body, mind, and soul that need it.