Child’s Pose and Magnolias

This week I have been feeling a bit stretched thin and unfocused. Life gets hectic and I feel like I can’t catch my flow.

In these moments I try to do something to find balance. My morning walks are a good start, especially on mornings like today… magnolias are at the end of their blooming season and they are almost completely gone from the trees. However, there are a few lingering and I got a perfect view of one of them. Most are at the top of the trees and I cannot reach, so finding one low enough to get close to made my heart happy! I love the detail, getting up close, there’s beauty hidden behind the petals. If only for a brief moment I’m lost in the scent and perfection of my favorite flower. Sometimes it only takes seconds to get the reset that allows me to find a bit of balance.

Outside of nature, I find that being in the routine of daily yoga practice is where I find immense peace. Getting lost in the act of finding physical balance to find my soul balance. One recent morning I was frazzled and irritable, until I settled into child’s pose. Suddenly I felt the stress melt. Frazzled no more, ready to face my day. There weren’t many minutes to spend in practice, but I didn’t need long. Just 15 minutes of nothing but the yoga mat, yoga poses, and a quieted brain were enough.

It is a busy time of year in an unusual and stressful year. Don’t forget to take time for yourself, for your soul. Smell some flowers, go for a walk, do some yoga… whatever brings balance to your life. We all need it and yet so rarely take time for it.

Much joy!

Published by: nakedfeethappygirl

Not a fan of shoes. Love trails, painting, the sky, Dr. Who, Sherlock, and my little spotted dog. Founding member of Team FlashFoot. Obsessed with taking photos of the sky and flowers. Would rather be working in the yard than in a group of people. Sundays are made for margaritas.

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