Good Monday Morning Bloginis,
How was your weekend? Mine was relaxing and uneventful which was actually fantastic and exactly what I needed! This past week the boy told me not to plan anything this weekend, which doesn’t sound hard to do, but trust me it was incredibly hard. When I don’t have things planned on my Google calendar then I get concerned and anxious. This concern and stress stems from my past when I was a heavy-set child and sat around a lot watching tv for lack of better plans.
Well this past weekend the boy and I ended up watching a lot of Top Chef and movies, i.e. we sat around a lot and relaxed. We also came up with our own culinary delights using our CSA produce. One such delight was cauliflower crust pizza with a fresh basil pesto with caramelized onions, eggplant, and salami.
Ok back to the point I was trying to make. In the past it was easy for me to slow down and relax but I felt I abused relaxation and became lazy. The fear of laziness has plagued me for the past 6 years of my life so much so that I haven’t been able to relax without feeling guilty. The boy as well as my yoga practice have helped me to see that relaxation is an integral part of health and happiness and is another way for me to love my body and myself.
The one plan I did have this weekend was to meet and practice with the oldest (96 years young) yoga teacher in the world, Tao Porchon-Lynch. Just being in the room with this amazing woman was life changing but then we began to practice a form of yoga that was also life changing! Tao’s form of yoga emphasized body love and gentle movement to find release and a delicious deep stretch.
This experience as well as this article I read this morning made me realize that I can’t take any day for granted, whether I feel efficient or not, and that every once in awhile I need to slow down, plan nothing, and make the most of living in the moment.
Happy Motivational Monday!