Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A REALLY Good Day : )

Today has been one of those days that have been just positive and productive, from start to finish. And for a Tuesday, that is magnificent! (Tuesdays and I have a love/hate relationship that goes waaaaay back).

Work was great. It was the first day of Summer Reading Program programs, from elementary age up to adult. The day was CALM. These first days in past years have often been 3 ring circuses, but today just seemed to fall into place for everyone.

My adult program was terrific. I had a Johnson County Master Gardener present a basic gardening program, and we had a small but enthusiastic group attend. Lots of conversation and sharing, and the presenter actually realized we had talked for over 90 minutes before we broke it up! It was wonderful to see the giving and receiving of information. Gardening is such a positive experience.

Yoga practice was amazing tonight. We had a different instructor, but her style was new and refreshing, and we did some different things and I felt SO GREAT! To my yoga friend Shalyn: I definitely feel taller tonight!

These good days are ones to savor. I think it will color the rest of my week.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Yoga Yoga Yoga

I am so incredibly glad we are taking these yoga classes. I've learned a couple of things in the last two weeks:

1. I am terribly out of shape.

2. I WILL accept a challenge.

3. I sweat. A lot.

We take two classes each week. Each class is very different, and each instructor is VERY different. They each have a different take on what they teach and how they give it. Our Tuesday class is more challenging in a way, but the instructor is very laid back. Our Thursday class is more for beginners, but the instructor is more "textbook," for lack of a better word.

But each class is sooooo enlightening and so AMAZING. I love being able to focus on nothing but myself for two hours a week. Listening to my body and what I can and can't do is nothing short of fantastic. Frustrating, yes. Sweaty, yes. But can I see myself doing this for a long time? Absolutely. Without a doubt.

Yoga is a great workout. It's also a great way to learn about oneself. Thanks to Gillian for suggesting this.