Friday, July 08, 2011

I feel Taller

I haven't done yoga in the past few weeks. For some reason, I've let other things take priority. When I go without yoga and meditation for an extended period of time, I start feeling scattered.
Today we had a gig performing at the local radio station's Brown Bag Lunch concert series. It started an noon, so I decided to get the day started out right.
I put the coffee on, got the yoga mat, my iPhone (to play yoga music), and I got a stick of lavender scented incense  and headed out to the back deck.
The sun was still behind the horizon so even thought the morning air was warm, it was bearable. I did all the poses I knew and held them for five breaths each. Taking it slow like that seems to give my body time to slip into the pose.
After about 30 minutes of movement and 10 minutes of meditation, I felt like a new man....I felt taller.
Then today as we performed, I felt relaxed and it was easier to connect with the audience.
I really have to focus on myself, and stop yielding to the emergency of the moment.
I hope you all have a remarkable weekend.

12 comments:

  1. Hope the gig went well. Keep up the yoga, we all need those little moments of relaxation in this mad world.

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  2. yoga always makes me feel taller.

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  3. I've always been told to try yoga, but I never thought it would work the way it worked for you. I'll have to try it tomorrow morning.

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  4. Yep, those doggoned emergencies of the moment will kill you, or at least leave you with a limp, if you don't keep an eye on them.

    Have a great weekend - Marsha

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  5. Yay for yoga! Take care
    x

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  6. It's a great feeling to do something good for ourselves every now and again! Good for you. Love Di ♥

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  7. Maybe I'm exercising wrong - I never feel taller.

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  8. We have a concert in the park every Thursday and Sunday night. We also have a lunch concert in a small park right downtown in our little burb. You guys would fit right in! I know Yoga would do me a world of good...I just need to make it a priority!

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  9. Is there somewhere hubby and I can hear you two play and sing online since we live so far away? You and Jilda inspire me to do yoga. I do it once in awhile. A few years ago I had a routine each day: Start coffee, one hour yoga, start work as I worked at home in a home office. Being relaxed was necessary working in the mortgage business.

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  10. @ Alex, I don't really do yoga as an exercise, but I do feel like I've had a workout every time I have a good session. To me, it's more about those brief moments when my mind, body and spirit come into alignment that does it for me.
    @ Technobabe, our friend Dale recorded us playing yesterday and uploaded it to Youtube. You can hear it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcByKZqamoQ

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  11. @ Alex, I don't really do yoga as an exercise, but I do feel like I've had a workout every time I have a good session. To me, it's more about those brief moments when my mind, body and spirit come into alignment that does it for me.
    @ Technobabe, our friend Dale recorded us playing yesterday and uploaded it to Youtube. You can hear it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcByKZqamoQ

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  12. I can relate to this with exercise, though I have started trying yoga a little. I am liking the few poses I've tried. But, I get this for sure. It's a horrible feeling to be disconnected from your own self and others. Nice to meet you! Oh, and I love your welcome page. Really wonderful :)

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