Thursday, August 25, 2011

Yoga is Like Growing a Garden: Build A Good Foundation and Maintain Regularly


We’ve been spending a lot of time working on the garden lately.  We have generous back garden, which a blessing and a curse.  A blessing because we have lots of room for plants and such; a curse because it takes a lot of work to maintain.  After a couple of years of benign neglect, hubby and I have recently put in several weekends of labor and now it’s now looking great.  While pulling weeds these past few weekends (an effort made MUCH easier by regular yoga, I might add!) I realize that gardening is a lot like yoga. 

Both yoga and gardening:
·      Require a strong foundation for best results and long-term success
·      Should be maintained regularly for optimal health
·      Are very grounding, literally and figuratively
·      Can be enjoyed, no matter your aptitude or experience
·      Are simple pleasures we all can enjoy daily

You can make this comparison with any simple pleasure you enjoy and that fulfills you:  cooking, knitting, walking, reading…you name it.  The point is to make time for these activities today; don’t put them off.  Skip the “shoulds” and focus on the “wants”. 

I have a 60-minute Vinyasa Flow workout picked out for this afternoon that I’m really looking forward to.  Should put me in the right frame of mind to deal with Pixie alone this evening without entertaining too many homicidal thoughts.

Days completed:  31
Days to go:  69

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