Sunday, July 22, 2012

Intention Of The Week: Breathe

This upcoming week, I will be working in a position I have no desire to take and was put into abruptly.  For the second time, I have been put into a situation I'm not ready for.  The first time I survived, obviously. That doesn't mean I have to be okay with it. 

I need to breathe.  I almost cried driving my car thinking about the week to come.  I attempted ujjayi breathing.  In the end, I got it together a little forcibly.  My husband was in the car and I didn't want him to think I was having a panic attack. 

Breath is Life.  Breathing keeps me, keeps us all, living.  Breathing during practice gets us through the tough positions and makes us feel more alive and ready when it's over.  There is a calming effect getting the extra air. Or at least paying attention to the air we are taking in.  I will need all I can get.

Talking to my husband, I understand, there is a lesson in the situation.  And it can be worse.  He did agree I don't have to like it.  If it gets tough, I  have to remember to breathe.  My life is not ending.

Like in yoga practice, when it gets hard, use more breath!  Remember to breathe this week.

Namaste my friends,

~Writer Yogi 


  1. I'm so sorry for what you were going through but love your intention of the week. Coming back and focusing on our breathing is a great way to manage stress, calm ourselves and deal with difficult situations. I also like to remind my self, everything is temporary, change is the only constant. It doesn't make the bad situation go away but at least provides a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Really enjoying reading your posts!

    1. I really appreciate that. And you are SO Right! Change is the only constant. I am not opposed to change, I just need to find better ways when I get thrown off completely when it does. As you said, breathing is great. We all tend to forget how important it is since we do it all the time. Paying attention and appreciating it makes it work. Thanks for your words!



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