Sunday, 12 May 2013

Transformative Journey

This morning, I drew a line of five from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004), asking for a spiritual focus for the day.

This line (Snake, Ship, Storks, Bear, Tree), made me think about the transformative journey that yoga has been and continues to be in my life.  The Storks card is associated with change, but keywords also include flexibility.  And with Bear for strength and Tree for health, these are all things that I connect with yoga.

After drawing this line, I chanted along to another meditation mantra from Deva Premal and Miten.  It's been lovely taking part in their 21 Day Mantra Meditation Journey.  And later in the morning, I chose a mellow yoga practice as my exercise for the day.  I have been practising yoga for 23 years now, and never tire of it.  Though I'll admit my practice has changed over the years: I have to be gentle on my wrists, in particular, these days.  Both of these are parts of what yoga means to me - meditation, mindfulness, and a physical practice that stretches and strengthens my body in a respectful, gentle way.

I am glad the cards encouraged me to focus on yoga today, rather than doing some more energetic cardio exercise with a driving dance beat.  It was lovely to finish feeling relaxed and energised, rather than sweaty and buzzed, though that has its place, too :)

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