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Archive for January 16th, 2012

16
Jan

30 Days of Yoga- Day 22

Hour of Power with Jennifer Fu

Last week I took a seminar on “Crucial Conversations”. Most of it was stuff I already knew and used– basically how to have difficult conversations with difficult people, my specialty. One of the key take-aways was that those who are the best at these “crucial conversations” use whatever facts they have and create a win-win story from those details, spinning things in a positive direction and creating opportunity for better mutual understanding between both parties. Today, I had a crucial conversation with myself and practiced the skill of telling myself a positive story during an excruciating yoga experience.

For whatever reason this morning, I wasn’t feeling it. My body didn’t want to and my mind didn’t want to even more. When I realized my negative attitude, I decided to change the story. My body may’ve been feeling less than perfect (my balance and flexibility this morning made me look like a wobbly beginner, major ego buzz kill), but instead of constantly reminding myself that I sucked, I tried to focus on my breath, to focus on the fact that I had made the effort to get there that morning, on the fact that I wouldn’t have to work out later in the day, and on the fact that, despite my ego, I am very often not perfect. It definitely wasn’t the most fun yoga experience, but certainly good practice at modifying my own attitude and perception.

16
Jan

30 Days of Yoga- Days 20 & 21

Day 21

Foundations of Flow with Susan Love

Class went a little slow for my liking, but the woman behind me releasing an epic toot during that quick crazy shhhing belly breathing I haven’t quite figured out how to do made it all worth it. Plus I got my sweat on.

Day 22

Cheating

Two sun salutations and five minutes of child’s pose was what I needed today. Sometimes life is hectic and you just need a few moments to settle down.