We are fully beginning spring now. In May, it is a great time to think about what you hope to bring to pass over the course of the summer, and plant seeds for that now. You could learn to draw, learn to cook, or spend more time with the people you love. Whatever you hope to do could happen by fall.
1. Take some time today, after your yoga and meditation practice, to think about what you want more of in your life, and how you might “plant the seeds” of that change this week.
2. Make a list of steps to take, and know it has begun. If you only do one thing a day toward your goal, by the time fall comes around you will have been doing this everyday for 120 days or more. You can get a lot done… but a quick sudden change is not usually how big changes happen. It is in the little things we do every day.
3. Go ahead and take your first step toward your goal today. It should be small, and not take a lot of time. If you hope to build an hour long yoga practice, for example, start with one or two poses a day, and do that for a few days before adding one more. You will be amazed what happens by the fall.
In yoga, we don’t tend to push for sweeping changes, but small steps gathered over time. Be kind to yourself while you begin this process, and don’t take missed days or other small set-backs as indicators you failed.
Yoga Pose of the Day: Bound Angle Pose (Cobbler’s Pose) – Baddha Konasana
Yogic Concept of the Day: What “seeds” to I want to plant this spring?
P.S. Don’t forget that Meditation in the Park starts today at noon, if you live in Coldwater, MI! Hope to see you there!