It never ceases to amaze me when people say things to me like, “you are so calm”, “I wish I was as laid back as you”, and “you have everything under control”.
I laugh under my breath.
I sure as heck don’t feel like I’ve got it all together. I would argue for days that I am much more of a Type A personality than a Type B personality. Do I hide it well? Maybe. My poker face keeps things together.
Yet, this week I sure didn’t feel like I was “put together” or “in control” at all.
Ready for it…
I was sick AGAIN!
Stomach flu resolved with minor queasiness and fatigue due to lack of food. But sure enough waking up to find I had that darn sore throat again, which followed with the nasty cough and sinuses that had never ending fluid flow (sorry, no disclaimer this week!).
I feel like I am out of CONTROL!
Quite literally sick for the entire month of March with little to no avail. What the heck???!!!
I am a control freak and have lost all control…of my body at this point.
I did not hesitate to get on the mat this week. Maybe I could gain some control.
And I did.
Yoga is the ultimate way to get back into your body…feel all the nooks and crannies…even just being mindful of your breath during practice delivers control…in a good way of course!
Yoga with Adriene’s wonderful 30-Day Yoga Camp provided a super practice of “I Am in Control”. What a power booster and energy reviver!
I most certainly benefited from a concentrated hip circumduction.
Okay my non-anatomy friends, rotation of the hip or small circles of the upper leg. Unsure if this table top yoga pose has a sanskrit name, I hopped onto my trusty Google to see what I could find. Essentially, there isn’t a “traditional” yoga pose to label and follow. Think “fire hydrant” exercise if need be but with full rotation at the hip. Nonetheless, it was effective in bringing some focused effort and control to my body.
My lovely practice pushed me but was essential in gaining some control back into my body.
I love you yoga…in a non-controlling kind of way! ;)
Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.