Flexible Strength_Thankful Thursday

The mat has been calling.

Who’s Matt?

Not Matt, as in a person, but mat, as in a yoga mat.

Not with an audible voice-no reason to worry.

The process of slowing down is harder than it seems.

It comes back to being present-not thinking about the next thing on the to do list. Deliberately casting aside cares and fears, it is a dedicated time for reflection and peace. For me, at least, it is a time to let go of expectations and enjoy it for what it is.

When I say the mat has been calling I am referring to the strength and flexibility that I feel when I practice Holy Yoga.  

Holy Yoga, by the way, uses the same poses as traditional yoga but the focus is different.  If you are interested in finding out a little more about Holy Yoga there is plenty of information about it online.

It had been a while since I had done a Holy Yoga practice so when I was invited to attend a class this week it sounded like just what I needed.

Many of my poses are wobbly. I’m certain I will never be the poster child for Yoga Monthly (if there is even such a publication). But that’s ok because it is not a performance. Nor is it a competition.

I’m grateful for the flexible strength that I have been able to develop and appreciative of those who lead the practices.

I’d love to hear what you are thankful for this week? What’s on your mind?

Gratefulness matters!

 

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