Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Back to My Yoga Mat

We are very close to the house officially being on the market and there are a lot of thoughts and questions swirling around in my head. As we get closer to selling, I'm feeling the immediacy of the move and wondering how all the plans will shake out. How fast will the house sell, where will we go if the sale goes through before our new house in Florida is ready (likely), all the packing required - you know, those kinds of questions.
I'm being drawn back to my yoga mat to help bring a sense of calm, in the middle of all the change. For that 30 minutes that I practice yoga, my breathing slows, my mind becomes clear and life slows down. There is soothing music and the instructor's calming voice. On gloomy days, I light a candle or two, which adds to the calm atmosphere. And, once done, the feeling lingers. The pace of my day is just a little more relaxed and my mind and body feel in tune.
Because of my diabetes, I fight mightily to avoid stress, but it's not always possible. Especially when you are in the middle of a move. Yoga for me, is the best medicine I have found.
Happy Wednesday!


  1. You have inspired me to pull out my yoga mat and blow the dust off my old yoga videos. A much better way to deal with stress than eating the bag of dark chocolate Hershey's Kisses that are tempting me right now.

  2. I haven't tried yoga but after a recent pulled muscle in my back, I told my husband I would like to give it a try! I don't know where to start but it is on my list to find out:) Enjoy your day dear friend! HUGS!

  3. All the best as you put your house on the market and get ready to move. That's a task I'm already anticipating, for sometime in late 2018. That's why all the pitching, organizing, donating, etc. on my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! Thank you for stopping in. And BTW, Emma has a huge selection of beautiful mugs. The key (for me at least) is to wait until there's a sale and free shipping. Otherwise it's crazy expensive to buy one and have it shipped from the UK.

  4. I go to a Gentle Healing yoga class that is like an hour log yawn and stretch. I love it! Wishing you a stress-free (as much as possible!) move. Just keep your eye on the beautiful Florida prize!

  5. Stay strong, dear Vicki... there are so many what if's in a move. It always comes together in the end. Hope you have a great weekend.

  6. Florida.. I didn't know that you were planning on florida!! I'm jealous! We're in the same boat, getting the house ready and then worrying about all of the unknowns. Happy yoga'ing.

  7. Vicki, moving is so stressful even when it's what you want more than anything. We are in a rent house right now that's kind of yucky. I need some yoga in my life! I'll be following along with your process. :)


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