Saturday Morning Yoga

IMG_0385 Every Saturday at 9 AM, I head for the aptly-named Pleasure Island and B’s warm, welcoming, funky house on the ocean’s edge. For an hour six of us breathe in, breathe out, concentrating on the flow of energy between and among us and the universe.

Each week I find I can hold a pose I could not hold before, balance in ways I didn’t think possible, and focus my breath and movement with an intensity I didn’t know I had, especially not on a Saturday morning.

I like that yoga is called a “practice”. That suggests a process and a journey rather than the embodiment of some kind of perfection.

Seems to me that yoga is a lot like writing. Both take time, effort, concentration, and clarity of focus that comes only with practice. With practice and more than a little grit, yoga and writing can appear effortless — even though they are not. Yes, I do feel that pull in my calf muscles and the struggle to make that metaphor fit. Intensely.

Intensity. Clarity of focus. Grit. Energy.

Here’s to my circle of yoga friends and my circle of writing friends.

Namaste.

4 comments to Saturday Morning Yoga

  • ***QUOTE OF THE DAY***
    “I like that yoga is called a “practice”. That suggests a process and a journey rather than the embodiment of some kind of perfection.
    Seems to me that yoga is a lot like writing”
    ***
    I love this line! This is one of those precious nuggets that I just want to pin to my wall and refer to for the rest of my life!

  • Nancy

    Glad you liked it! And thanks for all the ongoing support and inspiration!

  • Your welcome! And thank you for your support. It’s been such a joy filled and enriching experience. The community and support in our small group has been a great inspiration that keeps me writing. I think each one of us has benefited in some way.

  • Nancy

    I agree! Who knew, starting Ann’s class, that we’d travel so far together? And I feel like we’ve only begun our shared journey.

    Awesome!!

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