Hannah’s (Pre) Spring Clean: Blog Seven – Move It.
Sometimes life gets so busy with all the myriad of things it contains – suddenly one remembers that she must write another blog!!! Amongst the busyness: moving house/setting up house with my man, computer course, visiting WINZ, catching up with neglected family members and friends, returning Mexican clothing to the theatre they were borrowed from, taking photos for a friend’s band for their new posters, being in said band’s music video, lighting fires, tending fires, maintaining the Kefir, thinking about and cooking healthful food, keeping warm…
Time is passing quickly and here we are again at Full Moon, spring weather throwing us this way and that. I have realised that amongst all of this, one aspect of this month of getting healthier has been left by the wayside.
Now…there has been incidental exercise taking place, and I can feel it. Dancing on the weekend; packing, shifting and unpacking; cleaning…but I’ve only attended one yoga class, and only had one yoga session at home. Back when life was much less full I had a dedicated daily exercise routine, but I’m now finding it rather difficult to make the time for it between all the other things.
How do you people out there do it? What do you do? When do you do it?
When I get home after a long day in front of the computer, for example, I just want to stretch out and fall asleep, though I’m sure my body would feel BETTER if I just unrolled the yoga mat and hopped to it. I find it especially hard while it’s still cold and I seem to be in hibernating mode. I’m interested in your thoughts on the subject. One thing I remember from the yoga class I used to attend was that at Full Moon, Terry said we really shouldn’t push our bodies to do too much. If we’re going to exercise, to do gentle exercise; less intense yoga poses and generally take it easy.
Well. That makes me feel much better!
I’ve also recently finished a book I mentioned earlier, Return to the sacred : ancient pathways to spiritual awakening by Jonathan H. Ellerby. In it, he describes various paths we might take in an effort to connect to The Sacred, find spirituality, solidify a practice in which to connect to God/ The Sacred/ Higher Consciousness…whatever you choose to call it. As I’ve said, he details various ways in which to achieve this depending on the sort of person you are, and what kind of path suits you personally. With each path that he describes, he illustrates with personal experiences, which I found both appealing and insightful. It made me want to run out into the world and find some Native American mystic to teach me their old ways; to spend time delving into the world of meditation; to throw myself into the deeper practices of Yoga in a spiritual sense; to chant and pray and attend ceremonies and learn from wise people. I guess the biggest message to come through was to take action: stop thinking about how to be spiritual and start experiencing it. I trust my intuition after years of denying it, and can feel myself growing more spiritual by the day, whether it’s rooted in any particular practice yet or not. I feel a connection to the Universe, to the people I surround myself with and to the earth beneath my feet. I also know that times are relatively good for me right now, and that the real test comes when things are not going so well.
So I return to my computer screen, feeling my breath deep into my belly and praying silently for a BIG, NEW, FRIDGE.
Over and out, amigos,