Sunday, November 26, 2017

Synchronicity – Serendipity – Manifestation

It doesn’t matter what label you use – everything in the universe is connected.  What we call coincidence is really just another way of identifying related events that occur in our lives. 

There are a million little things that happen all of the time and most of them go unnoticed, or if we do notice they are briefly acknowledged and quickly forgotten.  Often, someone will say, I was just thinking about that, sharing their amusement at the happenstance and then let it go as if it is an insignificant event. 

What if every one of those seemingly small occurrences were really part of a much larger scenario?  Subtle little messages that the universe sends out to assist you in the direction of your dreams.

Keeping track of those little things helps to increase the energy and will bring more of those circumstances into your life.  The key is to be easy about it, don’t try to force it to fit your expectation of how it should happen. 

Stay open and allow things to come to you in unusual and unexpected ways.  The more playful you are the more the universe will surprise and delight you. 

When I look back on my life and see the winding, unusual path I’ve taken to arrive at this place – I would never have expected to be where I am today.  It has been an incredible journey and every day I know that something wonderful is about to happen. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Restarting Yoga at 61

I practiced yoga many years ago and really enjoyed the focus it brought to the chaos that was going on in my life as well as the physical benefits.  Gradually, I began doing less until I eventually stopped altogether.

Over the years, I have thought about restarting my practice but didn't really find a way that was easy to maintain with my hectic travel schedule.  I need something I can do at home or away, even in a small hotel room that doesn't require any special equipment or clothing.  I also needed something gentle and simple to perform.  Not a torturous twisting into difficult or uncomfortable positions.

After watching the Introduction to Gentle Yoga on Sixty and Me http://sixtyandme.com/gentle-yoga-for-seniors-videos/ I thought I might give it another try.  So today, when I woke up stiff and achy from sleeping in a not very comfortable hotel bed I decided to see if it might help.

Today, I tried Gentle Yoga Video 1 – Focus on Joints and before I was even half way through my body felt looser and the pain I woke up with this morning was already softening.  The instruction in the session was easy to follow and very gentle on my body.  Cat, the instructor, is very good and gives you a lot of options to modify the movement and stresses to not do anything that is uncomfortable for you.

For me, one of biggest benefits of this practice is the focus on the body with breathing and stretching that improves my flexibility and strength.  After such a great experience, I'm looking forward to working my way through the series.

If you are a beginner or just a senior who might need a gentler approach to this practice you might consider trying this.  http://sixtyandme.com/gentle-yoga-for-seniors-videos/

Thank you very much to Sixty and Me for sharing these great videos!