Today was just what I needed in many ways.
Invigorating conversations, a run in the park in the warm air.
One of them was with someone I pay to tell me insightful things, but whatever. She’s also a trained yoga instructor, and so we do both traditional talk therapy and some more yoga/meditation/mindful stuff.
That was one thing we talked about today. You may see me being somewhat self-deprecating here in an attempt at humor, but my inner self-talk can be more rough than that, and how’s that serving me? Not at all.
Two yoga things she taught me: the breath of joy (which is said to counteract the sometimes shallow breath of anxiety I sometimes have) and a slightly modified version of fish pose. She said I should bend my knees and put my feet flat on the floor and put a blanket under my back for a more restorative version. This is another good heart/chest opener, which, according to Yoga Journal, helps with anxiety and menstrual cramps, among other things. Sweet. She told me to focus on some positive things we’d discussed earlier while laying in this pose.
So, I’ll share this Fitness article with you.
GOD, TONIGHT WAS SO UGLY OUT.
This run was just unbearably ugly and boring. I ran with Beth, Nicole, Bernadette and Allison for Abby’s Kickass 5K and it was great to catch up with a different group of girls and get out there in the park with what seemed like the entire city. The run to raise money for Crohn’s/Colitis was today, but you can still donate to potentially WIN A TRIP TO ACAPULCO. And, you know, help cure disease.
So yeah, there’s some stuff going on…but there’s plenty of good stuff, too.
Tell me something good that is happening for you or has happened to you recently. Or an awesome change in perspective you had.