My Yoga…

photo credit: Abigail Friederich

photo credit: Abigail Friederich

That first stretch of the day sitting on the edge of my bed

Centering my weight and spreading my toes standing at the sink brushing my teeth

Closing my eyes to feel the sunshine on my skin rather than just seeing it

Appearing and feeling more confident at work from a lifted chest and engaged core

Gratitude for taking care of myself when I choose healthy meals and conscious decision-making before choosing sweets and snacks

Knowing that I cannot control life but I am always free to choose my response

A deep breath before a difficult conversation

Expanding my awareness to the thoughts, feelings and needs of others

A momentary, silent retreat when I close my eyes and let go of tension no matter where or when

Choosing to talk about joy and love at least as much as I complain or criticize

A practice that stretches and tones my physical body

Looking in the mirror and loving the person I see even as I actively work towards change

Knowing the power of two words: HERE and NOW

Laura McCorry

Laura McCorry
Contributing Writer

Yoga and Laura had an on-again-off-again relationship from 2004 until 2009 when they decided to move in together and there’s been no looking back since. Passionate about both yoga and writing, Laura loves to introduce others to the joys and benefits of yoga and healthy living.


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2 Responses to My Yoga…

  1. Kim Ogburn says:

    Thank you Laura for putting great life wisdom to words. I printed your awareness punch list and your photo and posted it on the wall by my desk. Every reading reinforces my focus to stay on a higher path, being the best for myself and for others.
    Your yoga buddy, Kim

  2. yogaoneblog says:

    Thanks for reading Kim!

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