13 7 / 2011
I went to The Works this morning to attended my first Yoga Class. Alan was the teacher and he is a wonderful, kind accepting, encouraging person. Just what I needed!
I’d been reluctant to do yoga even though my intuitive self said, ” It’s what you need”, Another voice, that had moved into a prominent place, said, “You’ll hurt yourself even more”. I pushed that thinking aside because Monday I’d heard something my Pilates teacher Joanna said. It was something so simple, and added to all the things I know, but have been ignoring, it became the proverbial Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back.
She said, “Do Something, because of you do nothing you will loose your flexability and strength”. She was speaking of doing work to strengthen you lower back as well as abdominal muscles. That was it. I felt my mind set changing and knew I’d attende the Yoga Class today.
Well, I didn’t hurt myself and I feel wonderful. I had to modify the postures and stay present, but isn’t that what life is all about! I want to stay as strong as possible for the rest of my life. I realize things will change in ways I can’t imagine, but I want to face them with strength, because I’ve learned the stronger you are when illness or injury come your way the sooner you’ll recover. As I say this I’m thinking of my shoulder and hip. Yes they are injured, but what CAN I do versus what CAN’T, I do. Today I learned I CAN do YOGA! Love~~~ Cheryl