I’ve never understood the hype for yoga fashion… I always thought that all you need to do yoga is an old t-shirt and pants/shorts. what’s the deal with paying all that money to super expensive brands?… seriously, who even cares how you look when you are in a yoga class.
every moment of your life, in every breath, you are free. you are free to choose where you want to be, and how you want to feel (well, let’s keep in mind, everything in moderation). your feelings are your decisions. if you want to feel miserable, or angry, or upset, or sad… your choice. but instead you may choose to be hopeful, or happy, or peaceful inside. everyone has to deal with her/his demons, that’s an unfortunate fact but how you deal with them, and how you want to end this -maybe never ending- journey is in your control. keep in mind, when you think you have an unfortunate life, you are miserable… you are not. you are -if nothing else- lucky. every second you have an option to re-choose
(is this even a word?) and to change your ways, your feelings. not everyone is this lucky. so be aware of the gifts that life is offering you. it is spring now. it is time to recover your wounds, and to regenerate yourself. life can be way too short or way too long to be unhappy… either way, we don’t know what happens after this so we’d better enjoy.
once you are able to control your mind, it is almost like, you are able to control your life.
Whatever you do, do not, repeating DO NOT, break your back! recovery is a bitch. I have not mentioned it here but it has been 4 months now since I broke my back due to a snowboarding accident and I am still not 100% recovered. so once again i turn to yoga and meditation.
I have to tell you though… all these years I have read all these amazing recovery stories about people who were in some kind of an accident broke their precious bones (i’m telling you they are precious!) and yoga has helped them to get back their feet. That’s an inspiration, I agree. But guys, you need to be determined and learn to go back to basics. you need to learn to slow down (again and once again). you need to accept the fact that there will be no more headstands or super fantastic back bends for you in the nearest future. you need to learn to appreciate the whole other side of yoga, your body and mind. i’m not gonna lie to you it is painful, recovery takes time, it hurts not to be active, people don’t get what you are going through most of the time… but i believe with patience and determination, i will be back where i used to be.
but i’m telling you… just to be on the safe side, whatever you do, do not break your
freaking back :) Namaste.
I know I posted this before, but every now and then, it is good to remind ourselves what life is (or should be) really about.