Stay Safe, Relaxed & Healthy
Whatever we do first thing in the morning can really set the tone for the whole day.
Starting my day with meditation and prayer puts me in the right frame of mind to take on whatever challenges the rest of the day will bring.
If you don’t already meditate in the morning, try it everyday for a week and see for yourself how much it can help your mood throughout the day.
When that moment comes, just before the last little bit of light disappears for the day, we can be at peace knowing that the darkness of night is only temporary and the daylight will appear again tomorrow. Likewise, we’ll be able to endure hard times when we recognize that “this too shall pass”.
I took a quick break for some shade. It’s so unusual to see the beaches so empty.
The yoga scriptures not only teach us about our eternal identity and where we can find real happiness, they also share practical insights into relationships and how to have a harmonious society.
For example, the nurse is described as one of our mothers. So on this Mother’s Day, let us all send our heartfelt gratitude to honor the countless nurses who are working on the front lines during this coronavirus pandemic.
It’s good to go outdoors to get some exercise as long as we can practice social distancing. Some experts have pointed out that when we’re exerting ourselves and breathing harder, our respiratory droplets go farther than 6 feet. So it’s actually recommended cyclists or joggers stay 13-15 feet apart.
Life sometimes throws us curve balls that we don’t expect. But how we deal with them makes all the difference. Sometimes situations that are less than ideal end up helping us grow in a positive way.
They say if you find what you love to do, you will never “work” a day in your life! In other words, it feels less like a chore if you enjoy what you’re doing.
I have seen in the media Coronavirus being called the unseen enemy. But by being aware of the risk and doing our best to follow expert recommendations, we can stay safe and help support all those on the front line who are fighting to treat and prevent the spread.
With so many out there every day risking their lives to help others recover or to keep us safe, it’s really an honor to be able to do our part by staying home if we can.
My yoga practice is my comfort during these uncertain times. It is my foundation and refuge. I encourage all of you to take that inward journey. It can be as little as a few minutes a day in yoga meditation. Or a couple times a week practicing yoga asanas. Try it and you won’t be disappointed!