Getting Back My ShineMarch 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Posted in 1 | 2 Comments
Up until about a year ago, I went to Power Vinyasa classes at a wonderful yoga studio in Pittsford, NY at least twice a week. When I initially began these classes, I quickly noticed my body changing. My core became strong and legs and arms toned. More importantly, my mind underwent some very necessary transformations: I began focusing on the present and on joy, peace, and contentment. I learned how to shine from the inside out, and I never felt better.
Now, the yoga is gone and with it went my shine. My runs lack enthusiasm and strength. I find my thoughts drifting often to my inability to improve instead of staying present and accepting my body’s current ability. My joyful, cheerful disposition has been replaced by a sullen, insecure being I don’t recognize.
I need to will get my shine back. I need to will find my joy. I need to will focus on the positives of running. Today is a new day and a new opportunity to shine on.