Anxiety: Day 23

I have been very preoccupied today, having difficulty concentrating on anything let alone teach to the quality that I am capable of. My surgery is tomorrow afternoon.  I woke up this morning, and instead of meditating while I do my morning exercises, I fretted enough to make myself nauseous. The day continued that way.  On top of it all, I had no down time until dinner at 8:00.

So I came to my computer without a topic and still needing to do my exercising.  I spent some time cruising around on the internet and playing spider solitaire, but still no topic.  I looked at old essays and articles; still no topic.  Then a flash of brilliance hit me. This doesn’t happen often, so I embrace it when I can. I was on YouTube looking for something to learn or to write about, and I had a yoga suggestion. What a great way to get two things done at once.  I am building a topic and exercising at the same time.  Three things really; I was able to sooth my mind too.

Yoga is great.  I don’t know why I do it so irregularly. I always feel better after yoga. It helps my mind and my flexibility, and it takes my aches away.

I like to follow Yoga with Adrian because she is calm and slow with the movements as well as thorough in her explanations. Tonight I did a wind down session.  I was mellower during the practice than I had been all day.  I got my heart rate up some, and I relaxed.

With this practice, I relearned a lesson today of how valuable yoga is.  It will also benefit my training for the backpacking trip.

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