Gratitude Entry #1

2015-08-09 20.12.23-2I have begun putting the book back together. That means I spend A LOT of time with my journals, current and past. Recently, I wrote about my gratitude for my wusband’s love of electronics. Whatever new TV, DVD player, look like you live in your television thing that comes out, she’s totally ready to buy it…at a good price, of course.

While I may not be into these toys, I do benefit from them. Case in point, our current TV/DVD situation. I couldn’t understand why we needed cable and to be able to go online from the television. Well, life is funny. I discovered a great benefit for my joy journey from the tip of my remote…YouTube.

As previous posts can attest, I love yoga. It clears my mind, reconnects me to my Self, inside and out. It’s where I find my understanding of my mission and the courage (heart power) to act upon it.

By going online, from my television, I get to take a new yoga class every day right in my living room; big, with surround sound. When you aren’t doing yoga live with an instructor, you must find a way to get the energy going yourself. As much as I love taking class, there is something to be said for a solitary practice.

When I find myself drifting away from my practice for whatever reason, the internet provides a vast array of teachers of every modality. All I have to do is make it to my living room and there is a class available.

Today’s Kundalini class brought up issues around the book I didn’t even realize I had. I cried. The gratitude for that moment was overwhelming. I cried again.

Yes a live class is the energy of all of those bodies doing the same thing you are, taking their shit to the mat. Everyone is gathered ready to connect to their higher selves. Your instructor is there to guide you, to love you, to gently touch and help you deepen your connection to your Self; body, mind & spirit.

The thing about it is, it’s yoga whether it’s live or on the internet. It’s always your practice, your mat. You have to find your way there however you can. Do what works for you today, right now, for your life.

I will be in class again soon. In the meantime, I’m grateful for a butch, a TV,¬†YouTube and my mat.