Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Pose a Day Keeps the Blahs Away

Many of us have an "all or none" attitude hard-wired into our systems. While this quality can serve us in certain ways, it also defeats us. We can't get to a 90-minute yoga class, so, instead, we skip exercising or meditating all together and opt for takeout, staying in, and zoning out to Celebrity Rehab (I'm not judging; it's an enthralling show).

Still, we can benefit from one yoga pose a day. Perhaps it's tree pose while you chat on the phone at home, half pigeon during a commercial break, or rag doll while something warms in the microwave. The significance of your practice has nothing to do with the hours you log, calories you burn, or fancy moves you conquer. The significance of your practice resides in whether it informs, enlightens, and enriches your life. It's up to you to carve out some space within your life for your yoga practice, and, often, like so many other things, it requires starting small.

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