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gratitude

Full Moon Yoga Gratitude

After already feeling gratitude for my Full Moon Yoga class last night, I was extra pleased to come outside and see the moon between the clouds. We had tapped into our divine feminine energy and filled the indoor space with such beauty. Now the sky was gorgeous as well.

Rarely do I capture a decent shot of the moon, but these aren’t too shabby. At every stop light on my way home, I took a few shots. The street lights often got in the way, but some views were spectacular. Of course, the camera never does it justice.

It really never seems to matter how my day has unfolded. I can be frustrated, uptight, sad, angry, discouraged when I arrive at the studio to teach. But, a mere five minutes in, it all melts away. It is the sacred space, the people, the breathing, and the energy that soothes and restores me. Gratitude.

Here is a wonderful article by Jen Reviews about the Benefits of Yoga.

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out of my mommy box

Yoga: Out of my Mommy Box

out of the mommy boxThoughts and ideas usually “hit me” in yoga.  It’s probably the only time I am completely present and open. I have managed to sneak out of my mommy box and be me. Just me. My “hit me” moment yesterday morning at Ocean Yoga’s 12th Annual New Years Day Free Yoga class was yet another realization about the importance of yoga in my life.

It reminds me that there’s more to me than mommy. It puts me in a sacred space with people who share my philosophies. It rejuvenates me. It allows me to open my mind and heart to non-mommy aspects of my life. It is a treasure and a treat.

out of my mommy box

Moms need these things. They really do. The challenge is to find the time and the child care. Those two things are often the hurdles we can’t jump.

This new realization, however, has inspired me to sneak out of the box as often as I can, whether for yoga or something else that reminds me of me. Just me.