I woke up this morning and looked around my room and thought, "Today is going to be a lovely day". With that intention I decided to take my own advice from yesterday and so I asked Mike to join me in a 15 minute Sun Salutations practice in my yoga room. That 15 minutes turned into about 15 rounds and it felt so great. Mike then went to juice some fruit and vegetables for our breakfast and I sat in meditation for 46 minutes. 46 minutes because then it would be an even number on my alarm clock ;)
During meditation I managed to dodge the usual bombardment of distractions that arise during most attempts at meditation... the mental to-do list checking, the rising feeling of sadness due to the death and loss of my mom, the need to itch my face or adjust my ankles. It wasn't easy, especially during the last 10 minutes. I didn't achieve intergalactic oneness in that one sitting, but I did manage to open my eyes to a whole new world and outlook.
This morning’s attempt at self-realization, love, and compassion got me to thinking. Wouldn't it be wonderful if I did this every single day? If I made an effort to slow down, breathe, become present for just 15 minutes a day? If I did, maybe it wouldjust be 15 minutes.... but maybe, sometimes, it might turn into 90 minutes like it did this morning. Either way, won't the results be magnificent??? And what results I did receive today! Mike and I took our dogs for a hike and then talked to each other about our life, future and love for each other. We unpacked our things, met our new neighbors, accomplished the pending check list and so much more. So many wonderful things resulted from us attempting to spend just 15 minutes with each other in yoga... in union.
How did you spend your morning yogis? Did you practice your sun salutation? Share in the comment section! I'd love to hear from you.
~ Ashley Cruz
Love is the essence of our life. I have written this blog with love, and I offer it to you, dear reader, with the hope that the suggestions offered here will become a vital part of your self-healing and continued well-being. ~ Ashley
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