Dedicate: Courage

I have had a lazy day today and it has been amazing.  All 6 kids are here and they are just enjoying each other’s company and have happily taken over the downstairs.  So, the hubs and I camped out in bed.  We stayed in jammies until about 20 minutes ago and binged on Netflix.

Finally we decided that we’d better get up and do something.  LOL, so I changed in to comfortable clothes and did my yoga practice for the day.  About 8 hours later than I usually would.  Today’s theme was courage.  Courage to come to the mat, to dedicate this time to ourselves and to stretch ourselves beyond comfort.  It felt fabulous.

Let me tell you that the ending was getting into a yogi squat.  Getting your body prepared to think about doing Crow pose.  I have been able to do crow pose only a handful of times, though only this summer when I was doing Yoga everyday, after about 2 months of practice.

When Adriene started down into the squat and navigating us towards crow, I didn’t have a good feeling.  That is OK though, I had courage to try.  Even though, Adriene only offers it up as an option to try crow pose, of course I had to try.  I tried 3 times.  The first, my legs slipped right off of my arms.  The second, I held it for nearly 10 seconds!  AMAZING.  Then the third I got it again, but only for a couple seconds.

I am getting stronger again in this journey every day.  I am feeling better, my clothes are starting to fit better, my breathing has changed tremendously.  I didn’t take a video of my crow pose today, as I literally had no idea that I was going to be able to hold it at all.  Here is a video from when I did it back in August though.

Happy Saturday everyone!  Namaste

Published by Making Time For Me

Wife, Mother, Step Mom, Control Freak. 7 years into my second marriage and dedicated to making my home a chemical free safe haven <3

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