Thursday, July 8, 2010

Balance Transformation

Once again, it is that bringing life into balance thing. I never knew how exhausted I was, until I took a vacation this past week. I am really like the energizer bunny, I can go on and on, but I do hit a brick wall sometimes. We got to Telluride on Saturday afternoon, Saturday night I collapsed in the hall way of our room, a combination of fatigue and altitude sickness. But oxygen and a good night's sleep, plenty of water, and I was better on Sunday. On Monday morning I took a restorative yoga class, a gentle hike, lots more water, a nap, and more good food. On Tuesday, another class, more time in the steam room, another hike, more water and good food. Today I went back to work, taught 4 classes back to back. I could feel the difference in my teaching, I was a much better teacher today, because I had rested and recharged my batteries! The beauty of the Rockies, was food for my soul. I truly believe, if you need healing of any kind, nature lends a guiding hand. I think being outdoors, fresh air, sunshine all bring healing. After all in the days of consumption, time at the seaside or in the mountains was the recommended medicine. It is all about balance, and most of us are always out of balance, too much work, too much fast/bad food, too many places to go, to much to do, lots of soda, never enough water,
not nearly enough fresh fruit and vegetables. We come home to tv, laundry, homework, ball practice, dance, soccer, band, etc. We're making our kids as stressed as we are! What a legacy,
most of us boomers grew up, having dinner with our parents, not much tv, time out doors with friends, and slow Sunday afternoons. We have passed on never ending, never rest, never slow down, never stop and smell the roses to the future generations. No wonder, children have panic attacks, and are depressed, we have taught them well! I chastise myself pretty often, in my heart I know when I need to bring balance into my life, and in the past couple of years every few months I take a long hard look at what is going on in my life and try to figure out the best way to
balance it all. ....... I have learned to say no, that's a biggie, and I love my Sunday afternoon naps!
Small steps bring balance, breathing, nourishing food, fresh water, walking, sunshine and fresh air, it's vital for any of us to survive and thrive. So tomorrow, 5 minutes, walk outside, breathe deeply, drink a glass of water and eat a piece of fruit. Balance!

1 comment:

  1. Jilda. Great to hear that your trip to Colorado went well. I too need the balance you speak of and think about that daily as I re-build my life. Thanks again for all that you did for me. I am grateful. It will start to provide me with balance and focus. As I am home here in Colorado a part of me still resides in Alabama. Give my best to the troops and Fred. Good health and happiness to you. Peace, Mike