Sun Salutations and Daydreams

I greet the day with sun salutations and meditation. I am at peace as I welcome the suns love and warmth on my skin and continue my asanas…

After I have readied my soul and body for the day, I go outside to relish in the nature and give my plants their much needed water. I bask in the sun and smile knowing today will be a day I love. I take pleasure in the days that have no plan or rhyme or reason. I just do as I feel…I daydream.

I daydream about having saved enough to travel to many different places and hike our beautiful Earth. I daydream about strolling along the beach and stopping for an hour of yoga and mediation. I dream about helping people find their path to happiness and not watch them suffer from their own madness, sadness or negativity. 

Do you ever daydream? When I do, boy do I. I think about playing and winning the lottery (who doesn’t) but I wish to use it to travel the world and help others. I would also love to go on volunteer vacations! (Which I plan to do at least one in my life!) I dream every day about a yoga retreat with others who could really benefit from an actual teacher with me. I even dream as simple as being on an island and reading every book I have ever wanted to…or my favorite, flying south for winter! But then I stop and take notice that even though it is wonderful to have dreams or to daydream at all, it is also good to be mindful and grateful of what is in front of us.

As I continue on my path to fulfillment and serene happiness, I always discover more and more what beauty surrounds us when we make and effort to be happy. It all lies in the simple things like smiling that the sun is shining, being grateful for the time you have to enjoy a glass of wine and read a great book. Love the people around you with your whole heart and love them with no expectations. I may not succeed every single day at this but making the effort is enough to know I am on the path that I am supposed to be on. That I am taking action to be happy in my life. I wish that for everyone…namaste..

 

 

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My day in photos…

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Found beauty right outside my door watching this little guy buzzing happily about his day

What?! A second post in the same day?! Madness!! 🙂 Just wanted to share that I had a wonderful day today. And I will share it in photo’s.

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At the laundromat today and decided it would be fun to meditate in front of my dryer

Being at the laundromat today, I was tired of standing around staring at the dryer willing it to hurry. So I sat down to will it to dry faster through meditation! Needless to say, the others giggled. Would also like to note that I was given an opportunity to practice kindness as I preach it. I waited patiently for a long while to get a dryer while others hoarded them. When I finally “won”, I was happy with one dryer even though others had about 5. At some point a young man was done and let me claim the dryer he used. I now had two. I felt so lucky! About 30 minutes later, I noticed a woman waiting for a dryer. I thought it silly that I had two while she waited for at least one. So I gave one up. I smiled warmly and let her know that it was hers and she smiled brightly and thanked me. I was rewarded with kindness by another stranger who gave me a quarter when I realized I didn’t have another one. A wonderful circle kindness can be!

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I am always so happy to come home to this..

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Getting ready for an inversion..

I. Love. Yoga.

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This was the first time I have managed to trust myself to go up and keep balance. I know it isn’t perfect but it is major improvement!

 I love yoga for teaching me to trust my body and soul.

And to end the day…A lovely salad…

A delicious salad with pear, blueberries and blueberry balsamic

A delicious salad with pear, blueberries and blueberry balsamic

Finding Calm and Forgiving Myself

The last few days have been a bit of a roller coaster of emotions. I had no reason to be down but I found myself in a dull mood nonetheless. Does that happen to anyone else? I mean, life is actually pretty darn good these days so I just decided to blame it on the fact that the sun hasn’t been shining in a few days. Since I haven’t a reason in the world to be blue, I had a hard time forgiving myself for having these feelings. I didn’t understand it. Still don’t really but no matter. I couldn’t understand that I was down without reason and couldn’t seem to shake it off. Yesterday, I decided to do some Yoga before my boyfriend came over. This calmed me down but I was still not in a good mood, as a matter of fact it felt a little like angry Yoga. But it worked partially and it was definitely good to see my boyfriend when he got here with a smile on his face. This morning, I still had a hard time slapping on a smile and being ready for the good times. Throughout the day though, I was noticing that I was a little bit cheerier as the time went by. So after work I went to buy some plants for outside and that really put a smile on my face, not so much for the wallet though. (Oops!) As my fingers were in the dirt planting and watering, I took a step back and realized that something so simple and wonderful as planting some plants made me feel calm and peaceful. It was a lovely feeling to come back to. I just finished Yoga and am now feeling back to my normal self, even smiling while I write this! Isn’t it awesome sometimes how the really little things in life can make you so happy? Too often people forget about those things in life that are able to so simply remind us how lovely a life it can be. I wish for people to stop and smell the flowers more! When my hibiscus plant starting blooming this year I almost exploded with joy of seeing it come to life! (I should mention that I am usually not so good at keeping plants alive. only recently I have been better at it. I believe it is the Yoga that has improved my green thumb)

What makes others happy? Are there little things that bring you out of a funk or give you a little boost of joy? To take it back to “The Sound of Music”, a few of my favorite things are, my mom smiling, my boyfriends kiss, plants that I keep alive, the sun on my face, laughing until my cheeks and stomach hurt, we all love the silly am I right? Good night world, bring on tomorrow!Image