Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Making Progress

It's been just over a month now that I've been a member of the Yoga vs Osteoporosis study. Members have a list of 12 exercises to perform and we keep track with a two-week scorecard. I can honestly say that I've been diligent in completing this assignment - haven't missed a day yet. But, here's what I've learned so far: You can do the exercises each day. However, when you do the exercises and stay focused, in the moment, and fully put all of your energy and desire in what you are doing, you really notice the difference. I'll give you an example.

Let's say you are performing tree pose. You've been doing tree pose for years now. You can do it in your sleep. But...when you are doing tree pose with the intention of improving your bone health, when you squeeze the muscles in your upper legs, lengthen your pelvis down and lift your abdomen up, push your raised foot and inner leg against each other, when you reach your arms up and stretch out in all directions, when you hold that pose, you then become that strong, majestic tree. And, that's the difference.

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