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Monday, November 2, 2009

Hooked on Yoga

Yoga is a way of moving into stillness in order to experience the truth of who you are. The practice of yoga is the practice of meditation-or inner listening-in the poses and meditation, as well as all day long. It's a matter of listening inwardly for guidance all the time, and then daring enough and trusting enough to do as your are prompted.  Erich Schiffmann   

I've dabbled in yoga a little here and there over the years, but I think I'm finally getting how very much I want and need it in my life, on a very regular basis. 

As of a week or so ago, I've been getting up early, before the rest of my people wake up, to do yoga.  I have the perfect room in the back of my house, the room I recently turned into the "creative/play room."  Last week I decided I would clear the room out even more so I had some space to do yoga.  It's been perfect.  I roll out of bed at 6:00 a.m, walk to the back room, put on my workout clothes, light a candle and begin. 

Ahhh...I can't quite express how much better I feel after just four or five "sessions. " The yoga book I'm reading (Yoga, The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, by Erich Schiffmann) says, when you do yoga you feel luminescence throughout your body." I swear, that's what I'm feeling.  My body feels less stiff and creaky, more energized and grounded.  I'm noticing my breath more throughout the day.  I feel connected to my body, which is a pretty new feeling for me.

I'm pretty sure I'm hooked.


  1. Yes! Right there with you. So glad to finally have found another of the gifts that was out there waiting for me. Can't wait to see what else is out there!

  2. a lovely way to start the day...and so very exciting to have your own little space!

  3. Nice posting. Do you know about these yoga books?


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