I started Yoga this evening and debated if I should ride my bicycle to the class. My husband and I discussed the safety of a night ride, but the class was only ¾ of mile away from our home. This is very unusual as we live in a rural area and most activities are not within an easy bike riding distance. I had my flashing lights on the front and back of my bike, and miner’s light on my forehead. I left home feeling a little anxious (which is normal for me) and wondered how this would all work out; the ride and the class.
I’ve tried yoga once before, but I believe with any energy work it’s important that the class, people and, most importantly, the instructor be a right fit for the individual. And this felt so right; aligned with my Spirit. The instructor was gentle and spoke about the health benefits of each asanas as we transitioned from one Yogic pose to another. Not all of Yoga is easy. In fact there were a few times I broke-out in a sweat. It felt like a mixture of exercise and internal self-massage. It was relaxing and rejuvenating. It was unexpected, but the class ended with a guided meditation that deepened my repose.
On the bike ride home the temperature was a brisk 45°. It was not raining and yet there where crystals of moisture floating in the air. The waning moon reflected off the lake and the sky was full of stars. It felt magical; exhilarating and empowering. Experiences like this I usually find outside my comfort zone; away from the computer, television and away from life’s distractions.
I am thankful for the ability to incrementally embrace new activities which expand my joy. I hope everyone is engaging in or trying new experiences that will enhance their personal joy as well.
Namasté and blessings.
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