Namaste! Nothing like a bit of yoga during a 2hr road block in Tibet. @frankturner t-shirt a must! Life isn't just about loss, it's about shape and form!
Before our wedding I shed nearly 20lbs, but more importantly I trained my body (and my mind) to become strong.
I taught my body how to live, exercise & relax without painkillers. As someone with chronic back pain that's pretty difficult. And I'm writing this now, not as a humble brag, but because I don't think people with pain talk about it enough.
Most days I would mentally punish my body for not doing what my mind wants it to do. Now I try to congratulate myself for picking my stiff, sore muscles out of bed & tackling the day.
And I couldn't have done all this without my wonderful yogi teacher @lifeequipoise - she taught me to thank myself for taking the time out to stretch, improve my balance & try to settle the mind.
When you're busy, it feels selfish to take time out to exercise. But it's counter productive as I found out this week trying to get back into my stretches after an absence of 4 weeks. This week @lifeequipoise taught me this isn't a competition with anyone, certainly not with yourself.
So with this my mind wonders back to Tibet. To needing to breathe in that calm. Take time for myself, my body, my mind.
And breathe into the bits that feel tough. Through the breath we may just be able to heal.
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