In almost every yoga class I’ve taken, the instructor says something along the lines of “surrender to the pose.” I’ll be honest, I have no idea exactly what they mean, but to me surrendering to the pose means putting all of my energy into this pose and accepting that this is the best I can do at this moment.
This is hard for me to do. It’s hard for me to accept that this is the best I can do of the pose at this moment because I always feel like I can do more, even when I can’t. When I’m in a rough situation it’s hard for me to throw up my hands and say “there’s nothing more I can do, it is what it is.” I always want to do more. I do believe everything happens for a reason, but surrendering is hard for me.
Not many things come naturally to me. I’m good at picking up choreography and memorizing it. I’m good at working towards goals. When I set my mind on something, I do everything I can to accomplish it. Tonight I realized yoga is one of those things that doesn’t come naturally to me. It’s one of those things I need to work towards. Sure, I can memorize all of the names and the sequences. However, that’s not all yoga is about. I have to focus on clearing my mind. I need to accept I’m not the most flexible person. I need to realize that yoga is a process. Everyday my level will be different, and I need to remember that.
Yoga is good for me because it’s something that doesn’t come easily to me. Everyday I have to accept that this is the best I can do at this moment. Not only in yoga, but in life.
Today I brought back the green smoothie
Frozen fruit medley, berries, almond milk, cranberry juice, ice, spinach. Delicious.
After seeing pictures of pizza on so many blogs, I had a huge craving for some homemade pizza and made a big one. I intended to have it for dinner…but…it turned out to be lunch. Half of it is now gone, and it was delicious.
Pre-made crust, marinara sauce, garlic powder, italian spices, red pepper, turkey pepperoni, tomato, parmesan, cheddar cheese.
Once I got home from yoga I wasn’t really sure what to eat for dinner. After working out I always feel silly eating something not-so-great for me, but I was really craving about 10 different things so it was a grazing night. A bit of everything!
I hope you all had a wonderful Friday, it’s the weekend!!!