I turned 37 today and celebrated it in a new class at OPY. I tried out a Budokon class with Reider Howe. It was a fun mix of martial arts meets yoga. Something new and refreshing. Something I had never experienced and I liked it :)
Today I am celebrating me. I am very excited with the journey that I have gone on. I thought back of where I was 1 year ago, 5 years ago, 15 years ago, 30 years ago. My life has changed so much in a life span. When I was 7 I was running around in my backyard chasing a Nerf football. When I was 22 I was in the bars in Athens, Ohio. When I was 32 I was in the mountains of Colorado. Last year I was greeted back to Orlando with open arms.
There were a lot of different thoughts, emotions, and ideas that were throughout these times. It was a constant growth in both a positive and negative direction that got me to where I am today. When I was 7 I did not sit and think I would be typing on a laptop blogging about yoga on my birthday. When I was 7 laptops were not even a thought in anyone's imagination. When I was 7 blogging, ummmm, what the hell is blogging? Think of all the new ideas and life changes that have come into our lives over these years.
The reason I bring this up. I feel like yoga has opened up a lot to me on the spiritual and emotional side. Change happens whether we want it to or not. It is how we embrace this change that effects our lives. When change does occur how does it affect our mind. Are we scared to do the next pose? Are we pushing ourselves too hard? Is it making us loose our balance? Practice facing the change with yoga. I believe over the next 37 years when I face change yoga will help me keep it in check and balanced.
Where were you 30 years ago? Do you expect change to happen more rapidly? Email me or comment.