Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yoga Gives Me a Sense of Control

Yoga Gives Me a Sense of Control
By April

It is hard to believe that it has been almost three months since I lost the baby I so desperately wanted.
At first, I complained about having to wait three months before trying to conceive again. Now that the
time has passed, I realize that I really did need to heal physically and emotionally.

As we prepare to start trying again, I’m worried about losing another baby or it taking almost another
year before we even get pregnant. The past year has been such a roller coaster that I can’t help but
expect the worse. There are two things that have kept me sane throughout this process: writing and
practicing yoga.

Writing gives me a place to explore and discuss my concerns and fears and struggles. There aren’t many people who know or understand my miscarriage, so writing is like my free therapist.

Yoga, on the other hand, has given me control over my body. For the past year, I’ve felt like my
hormones were so out of whack. I almost didn’t even recognize myself anymore. I gained weight and
started breaking out like a teenager. Yoga keeps me from feeling helpless.

When I practice every day, I remember that while I can’t control when or if I have a baby, I can control
how I treat my body. I can make myself as healthy as possible for the child I hope to bear, and I can keep my mind calm and focused. I don’t have to feel out of control.

I don’t know what will happen in the next few months, but I know I am strong enough to handle
whatever life throws my life. Let’s just hope it’s a healthy pregnancy.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

This practice of yoga does work

We contort ourselves, twist ourselves, turn ourselves upside down & back again.

People may think we're crazy, but we're fine tuning our body. Fine tuning our body leads us to a calm the breath. 

Take a deep breath in. 

Yoga does work. This action and practice on the mat leads us to different actions or reactions of the mat. We find that we are not so quick to react negatively or angrily to things. Our heart is more open to others, which in turn sets an example to others, shows them that there are positive, loving people out there. 

Ever notice an angry or upset person? Their breath is short, huffy & quick. 

Take a deep breath in. 

Create a chain reaction of love & openness and, eventually, that chain will make its way back to you, give you love, happiness and peace. 

An openness of spirit. A union of people in love and support. 

We are all worth it. 

This practice of yoga does work & each time we step on our mats, we open our body, we open our mind and we open our heart & spirit to love. 

Enjoy this blessing.

Hari om~om tat sat
Immerse yourself in unconditional love & saturate yourself in unlimited consciousness.