|Visual reminder to breathe and keep my cool.|
For the most part, I've been an even-tempered person and did everything in my power to stay in that zone because when I got angry, it was ugly.
I'm surprised that I did not break a hand or a toe as I had a penchant for pounding and kicking things. Onetime, I went to walk off my anger and saw my hand punching through a tree. Good thing that I didn't try it because, you know, trees don't give.
Once I got to the anger zone, it would take me forever to disengage and I could hold a grudge like nobody's business. I was a bit of an extremist.
Yoga gave me the middle. The vast space in between. It enabled me to let things roll off my shoulders and to not take things personally.
A woman once told me that I had an expansive spirit but I wish that she could see me now...
When I started this blog, my goal was to become leaner and I still have that goal but I have a more important goal -- I want to be kept on my kind-hearted toes.
It is said that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Mad props to the yoga teachers whose classrooms I have stepped into.