This month I renewed my subscription to my blog and realized how I had lost touch with the art of writing. Renewing my blog reminded me that, chasing my inspirations must remain a daily commitment.
My life in the past 26 years has consisted of a great deal of wonderful opportunities and experiences, but with the constant nag in the back of my mind about all the many avenues and adventures I still desire to pursue. My most recent Buddhist discussion group reminded me that with the attitude of waking up and bringing your best self to the game of life everyday, we can cultivate the life that we want. I strive to bring mindfulness and be present in my daily actions and remember that each little step is adding one more piece of the puzzle to a zillion piece puzzle.
Over the past several years yoga took a hold on my life in many meaningful ways… I first began yoga as an activity to transition out of being an athlete but to remain pretty active (I loved the stretchy part and of course, shavasana, who doesn’t?) so it was the best lazy sport I could find to do my freshman year of college!
Little did I know, all these years later, I would still practice regularly. Yoga is a way for me to combat stress, deal with issues without allowing them to bring me down, and remind myself to love thyself first and foremost. I’m a sucker for getting distracted by life and often forgetting about my goals. But when I remember to love myself, I come back to my goals.
Rachel Brathen took her sensation with yoga to the pages in Yoga Girl detailing her life and how the practice of yoga helped navigate her life’s journey.
It’s a captivating and inspiring read that touched on relatable ups and downs (for girl’s in their twenties) and offers a fresh perspective. I admire her work and her decision to move to Costa Rica on a whim to delve into her inner journey.
I want to someday travel to Costa Rica for a retreat to practice yoga on the beach and surf. Until then I’ll take all my moments in California for what they’re worth!