“It’s supposed to throw you off balance. It’s yoga.” The instructor told the class as I clumsy struggled to stay in half moon. While trying to focus my attention on an imperfection in the hardwood (a yogi trick to help with balance, picking one spot and starring at it), I couldn’t help but relate the instructor’s words about yoga to life.
It’s supposed to throw you off balance…
Thinking about it more as we transitioned into warrior III, I realized this actually happens a lot: the overlap from my yoga practice to my life. (…Maybe my next book will be titled From My Yoga Mat to My Life.) It’s actually one of the things I love about yoga; how my practice isn’t only beneficial for my body but for my mind and spirit as well. Yoga allows me to disconnect with life off of the mat and reconnect with myself. Plus, the skills I learn on the mat are transferable to everyday life. I like to remember that in yoga, and in life, we are going to be thrown off balance occasionally. I’m trying hard to remind myself that a little instability is okay and normal. It helps us stretch (and wiggle) in new ways and also helps us get stronger.
Just like a hardy bowl of homemade granola! amiright!?
I hate how most store-bought granolas are packed with sugar so I thought I would give it a go and make my own! (I used this video from WhatsUpMoms☀️ as a guide=)
Prep time: 15 minutes – Cook time: 30 minutes – Serves: 4
- 2 cups oats
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 flax seeds
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 shredded coconut
- dash of cinnamon and cardamon
- 2 heaping tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- dash of vanilla
- Bring your wet ingredients to a boil
- Add to the dry ingredients, mixing together
- Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes
- Let cool and then be super trendy and put into mason jar 😉