On this very numeralogically balanced and abundant day (01+25=8, 20+1+5=8) I bring you thoughts from my yoga mat.
My very good friend invited me to try a 30 Days of Yoga You Tube challenge that this lovely young lady named Adriene was beginning in January. As I had been struggling a bit getting back to my mat, I decided to join in. I was going gangbuster for the first week. I had even found several of my favorite Kundalini Yoga instructor’s videos too. This allowed me to trade off between Hatha Yoga and Kundalini, expanding my practice in multiple directions.
Then I hit a snag. My schedule can get quite hectic at times and I missed a couple of days. Then I got back on the mat. Then I missed a couple of more days. It was beginning to feel like a New Year’s Resolution that I wasn’t keeping. I began shoulding on my Self. You should be on Day 15/17/22. You should be able to get up and get 30 minutes in some time during the day. You should have done it before your flight…you get the point. While encouraging words are quickly off my tongue for others, I often suffer judgement from this same tongue.
When I began feeling discouraged I remembered that I was the only one keeping track of my days. Although I may have had interruptions for a 30 consecutive day practice, I realized that the point of doing this was about getting me back to my mat. I remembered that life will continue to be life. While I may not get yoga in everyday, everyday I get it in is better. That’s when I gave my Self a break. I have my Self permission to be my Self. I reminded my Self taking that time in bed to snuggle with my wusband, was also a gift for my soul. I reminded my Self that I can count my days whichever way I choose. I reminded my Self that whatever I do is perfect because I’m the only me doing it.
So, although I am not on Day 25 of my 30 days just yet. I must congratulate myself on the ones that I have completed and on the fact that I didn’t throw up my hands in frustration and give up.
Remember this is your journey Lovelies. You’ve got the map. Each step is perfect!
Love and joy!