Sunday was International Day of Yoga. I went to the event in Irvine, held outdoors at Mike Ward Community Park. The weather was lovely. For the most part, I relaxed and did some people watching. I did take part in 2 classes though. The one geared towards kids was the easiest for me, as far as keeping up with the teacher.
Yoga has been part of my life for 4 years now. I think it has helped with my recovery from cancer treatments and now is a normal part of my daily routine. I start my day with a twenty-minute meditation and then ten minutes of yoga. At the end of my day, I do another ten minutes.
I still have balance issues, left over from chemo and radiation. I can barely feel my legs from my knees down but that doesn’t stop me from doing what I can do. When I’m home, I use a chair to do poses. The ones on the floor are a bit easier because they don’t require good balance.
I recently found this quote that resonated with me. I remind myself of it whenever I feel frustrated.
“Yoga is not about self-improvement, it’s about self-acceptance.”
Be well and move your body!