Saturday, January 9, 2010

Just breathe...the wisdom of Yoga.

I sit and breathe.
 I am sitting on a Yoga mat.
My clothes are loose and comfortable.
I breathe in and breathe out, it's that simple.
I do not try and control my breath or my thoughts, I simply sit and observe.
It is quiet, I can hear my heart beating.
I am visualizing the tension in my muscles relaxing.
My body responds and is calm.
My eyes are lightly closed, my mouth is soft.
My thoughts are floating, skimming, skipping, random.
Lying down, I stretch.
My breathing is deeper I feel sleepy, but aware.
I stay like this for many minutes.
When it feels complete I start to make small movements.
I roll onto my side and slowly sit up.
I open my eyes.
I am restored, I am calm, I am alive, I am in the moment.
I feel contentment and joy.
Pure Bliss.


  1. One of my few New Year's resolutions is to practice yoga regularly.

  2. Mine too! I am so much more centered and calm and able to meet the daily demands of life when I practice.

  3. Just added you to my blogroll. Hope that's ok.

  4. Hello!!! I've just discovered your blog. I love reading too. I have been waiting for a new Anita Brookner for ages and always check bookshops for her latest, but was starting to give up hope. Thanks to you I have come across Dolly. Fantastic!!! I can't wait to read it. Two books I could reccomend having read them over the Chrissy break is Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier and Love Song by Alex Miller. Funnily enough as I read the latter I was reminded of A.B.'s style. He actually refers to her in his novel! And I love Mary Jane W.

  5. Frugal scholar- I am honored that you are following my blog! I follow yours as well.
    Spectator- I hope that you enjoy Dolly and thank you for the book suggestions!

  6. I feel more relaxed just reading that. I watched a documentary last night that made me think about meditation( again). I know I feel better when I take the time to breath. Why doesn't there ever feel like there is enough time to do it all? Le sigh!

  7. LBR- I know what you mean....I need to schedule time for me, how silly is that? We tend to do more for others than we do for ourselves...I feel more energy and am happier to give more of myself when I take some time for "me".