Posts Tagged "yoga"

what does your breath say about you?

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013

what does your breath say about you?

I’m taking a walk still thinking of the words I heard on my yoga DVD weeks ago. Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa’s quote has become a daily mantra for me, ringing with increasing intensity.  She says, “How you breathe is how you live your life.”

After her words seeped into the air, I immediately caught myself fully aware of what seconds before was oblivious to me.  I gasped – do I live carelessly?  I wanted to convince myself that surely I did not, but as I thought more and more about it, and followed the rise and fall of my chest, the answer as to how often I truly paid attention to my breath became despondently clear.

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bumping into strangers

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013

bumping into strangers

When we are in pain – physical or emotional – it’s often hard to laugh.  I injured my back at the gym back in October and it’s still giving me a lot of trouble.  At first I thought it was a usual one-week recovery, but weeks have turned into months and now this once mildly annoying injury is turning into anger and sadness.

I went to a physical therapist the other day and was offered some helpful core and glute exercises.  Before heading home, I bumped into an elderly woman in the restroom who needed help getting the paper towels.  I turned and pulled the awkward contraption and finally got some paper out. 

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