Grand ideas

At work today I had a grand idea and I have started putting it in motion. Approximately a year ago we had a small group of individuals that got together on Thursday evenings for a yoga class. The organizer of the group passed away earlier this year from colon cancer. Since he has been gone our little yoga groups fell apart along with our work wellness committee. Today I was thinking how it is so hard for me to stay motivated in my practice. I believe it is because I have no accountability. I am not letting anyone down but myself and as history show I am apparently okay with that. So I touched out to the six or seven individuals who were in the yoga group to see if they were interested in starting back up at no or very minimal expense. Explaining I have a membership to a yoga website and would be willing to share it a couple of days a week. So far two have mentioned interest in it. Which makes me excited.

But this also got me thinking, why don’t I get in touch with our HR representative and volunteer to do a monthly wellness newsletter. I have enough resources at my finger tips to get this done. And if any of my blog followers feel so inclined to volunteer I wouldn’t turn down the help 😉

Here’s to good luck on this new adventure!


Forget the 5 hour energy

Forget the 5 hour energy supplement or the vitamin water with all those B vitamins! While meditating during my lunch break for the past few days I have noticed I haven’t been getting that midday slump. Just a quick five minute breathing meditation is like hitting the reset button. I feel relaxed, calm and recharged.

Monday after I finished eating my lunch I got on my go to site and found a five minute grounding meditation by Sura. It starts in an easy sitting position. Since I was outside at the picnic bench I just sat in an upright position. After less than a minute I discovered I was not comfortable. So I moved from the picnic bench to the sidewalk. I felt kind of silly sitting on the sidewalk by the parking lot meditating, but I wanted and needed to do it. Lucky for me the west parking lot is not very busy when I take my lunches.

Tuesday again I was sitting at the picnic benches in the parking lot for lunch. I attempted to complete a longer 11 minute meditation practice. I was half way through then the area was way too distracting. I quit five minutes in and took my dish back into my office grabbed a bottle of water and pulled up my Enya station on Pandora. With my earphones in I walked out the building towards the “fire” side (the building is split between the police department and the fire department).  The back of the building on their side has a little pond with a dock and benches. I laid on one of the benches closed my eyes and focused on my breath. I laid there for an additional twenty minutes just relaxing and coming back to present when my mind wandered. It was wonderful.

Wednesday and Thursdays there was nothing notable about my meditation practice as I did it at home.

Friday after I finished my lunch I wanted to find a shade tree to sit under. I recalled there was a patch of a half dozen tree towards the front of the property, but still blocked from the view of the highway. I put on my Enya station again and sat under a small tulip tree finishing this post. As I sat there I felt the urge to meditate. It was quiet with crickets chirping, the sun shining on my faces and a warm breeze. It would seem it was the perfect environment.  I sat in an easy sitting position with my eyes closed listening to some sound-scape music.  The sun was shining on my face and the wind was blowing gently across my face.  I felt as if the wind was carrying away all my troubles and the sun was pouring positive energy into me.  It was absolutely blissful.

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