Life, Yoga

Yoga, I’m back!

“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”  – Nelson Mandela 

Yoga, I have missed you. With every muscle, bone and cell in my body.

While I have been practicing yoga at home and occasionally going to yoga events in the park or classes at the YMCA, I haven’t stepped foot into a yoga studio since we moved to Denver. Why? I don’t have a good answer for that. I still wanted to be doing yoga, but going to a new studio? Yikes! Scary. No one will like me. I won’t ‘fit in’ in the yoga community here. I’m not good enough. It’s too expensive. Yadda, yadda, yadda. The list goes on.  I think FEAR and/or missing my home away from home studio in MN, Green Lotus, was holding me back. I was worried nothing else would compare. How silly is that? It’s ridiculous, but these were the stories I kept telling myself.

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Life

Birthdays, Aging and This Amazing Thing Called Life…

“I don’t acknowledge age. I’m not afraid of what’s called age. The only thing that would ever frighten me would be losing my vitality or energy or the stars in my eyes or love for life. And I don’t believe that’s connected with numbers.”

– Dyan Cannon

With my 33rd Birthday quickly approaching, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how birthdays tend to bring up a lot of negative feelings for people. I understand that certain aspects of aging aren’t fun or they might be frustrating or uncomfortable, however – if you really think about what getting older actually means….how, in any way, can we actually be upset about it?

Seriously.

Think about it.

We have one life. ONE. That’s it.  This life is not a dress rehearsal. Life is a gift and so is the ability to grow and age.

If you don’t get the opportunity to grow older, it means that you died.  How is that a better alternative?

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