I have been feeling the need to stretch. There has been family in town, dinners to cook, meals eaten out, and lot’s of yummy sweet treats to indulge in.
Great parties, wonderful family gatherings- but work outs at the gym have not been the top priority this week.
I need to stretch. Gentle stretching when I can steal a few moments here and there does a body good.
Today, I was fortunate enough to attend a yoga class at my gym. My father who is visiting us out of town asked if we could work out. I said sure!
I had forgotten there was a noon yoga class offered on this day. This was a substitute instructor. I did not even get his name.
From the moment I laid my mat down I was glad I was there.
Peace. A break.
For the next 55 minutes this lovely young man led us through a very gentle session of breathing and basic poses. I appreciated the easy pace. I was
not ready for anything too strenuous today.
At the end of the class the lights were dimmed. We were asked
“what do you really want for the new year?”
We closed our eyes and lay there in corpse pose and meditation for quite sometime.
Before parting company, our teacher said one more thing:
“If something you want is not in your life or you have something in your life that you do not want, it is better to do nothing rather than to continue to do what you have been doing”.
Something to think about…