I’m currently on Day 11 of a 30 Day Yoga Challenge and this evening, as I was in savasana, my mind relentless wondered. As it always does… I have a serious case of monkey mind and it aggressively flares up when I’m supposed to be in total relaxation, concentrating only on my breathing.
Innnn through the nose, ouuuut through the nose. Innnn through the nose, ouuuut through the nose.
Meanwhile, I’m just on the floor, palms ups, thinking about mundane things like what I am going to have for dinner tomorrow, remembering times I had in college, and trying to bring myself back to my breathe every time my wandering brain swings to another branch.
This got me thinking. Specifically about the way I sometimes wish my life were and the way it actually is. For example, ideally, I would get up every morning and do yoga after enjoying a nice cup of hot water with lemon, in my organic herb garden. My reality is, I go to sleep every night thinking about giant Americano I am going to make in the morning, with my generous splash of half and half. My reality is, I have a black thumb that can’t grow a damn thing. My reality is, I mostly do yoga after a long day when my guilt gets the better of me and I roll out my mat. (Or, when I’m on vacation like this past weekend, I take to the mat after a hot toddy or two…side note: I was pleasantly surprised at my tipsy balancing skills.)
Ideally, I would have kept up with my Meatless March goals and would be transitioning into trying out more vegan fare. My reality is, I had wings this weekend.
I guess all I can do is hope my ideals and my reality get closer and closer to finding each other, falling in love, and becoming one. Until then, I’m going to try really hard to eat less meat (again) and write more blog posts.
Stay tuned and great your greens.
** Note this blog went through a rebrand and is now veg vibes; which aligns better with the direction I organically gravitated towards. It’s all about your vibe **
3 thoughts on “Ideally vs. Reality”
I LOVE this post. I completely agree! I am the worst during yoga for NOT relaxing. Especially in bikrim yoga when you are lying in the hot room, sweat dripping from EVERYWHERE, staring at the ceiling and your mind just races! Hope you post more!
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Maybe link to your books in the text. Your post made me interested, but now where do i find them?
You’re right! I’ve pasted the link below 🙂