Tuesday, November 16, 2010

for me


I went to my very first yoga class since I was about 32 weeks pregnant (5 months ago), and I felt a part of myself spark and crackle and alight. I have become attached to this thing called yoga throughout the past 7 years. It is now a part of me and I feel something is missing without it. My yoga practice changes and grows with me as I enter each stage in life. Most recently I have noticed that it cultivates in me all the qualities I want to provide and reflect on my children- patience, respect, compassion, understanding, peace and calm.

But most of all, it provides a spiritual release and outlet. A place where I am present in the moment without anyone demanding anything of me and I can reflect and be grateful for everything life has to offer.

I look forward to my practice. Even if it is in the wee hours of the morning. It will be a while before my practice becomes a part of my daily rhythm. But for now, I am satisfied with fitting it in when I can in between breastfeeds while the rest of my family sleeps soundly in their beds.

I am grateful to start the day with myself and to connect to my body, mind and soul.

xo

8 comments:

tea with lucy said...

i'm supposed to be at yoga right now, but a head cold keeps me away.

i know i'll miss it all week...

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

Hi Meagan...
i wish i could be so disciplined!
I'm sorry i haven't sent those cloths yet...i had lost your address
x

Linda said...

How wonderful Meagan:)
Take care
Linda

Ooty said...

This is great! I practice Yoga myself for the past 6 yrs, but hav;nt went out for it since I gave birth, lots of busy ours at the business keeps the man away, and I don't feel right leaving her yet... so I try some at home with a friend of mine - but it is not the same as refreshing and recharging outside!

Wendy said...

Wow. Good for you, Meagan!

Laurie Anne said...

Kudos to you Meagan for doing something for yourself! It's so important.

the textured leaf said...

So inspiring! I havent been to yoga for 8 months and I dont have an excuse, x

Tat said...

I have to go to yoga every week or I really feel like I've missed out on all the benefits that you mentioned, plus it is the only thing that works for my overtired back. Miss two weeks and back pain is back.

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