Sunday, April 29, 2012


A day of rest, that is what this day has been......a beautiful day of sunny warm weather, blue skies, and peaceful rest.  Rest, when I was younger, I thought it was such a waste of time....and one of my mom's favorite sayings "you can rest when you die".  I believed her words for such a long time.....but not anymore.

I love life,  I love what I do, I love my friends and family and I have learned to really experience the best that life has to offer.......being healthy is vital.  For my good is essential.
For my voice to be at its best, to feel good, to fight infections and to teach yoga.......I have to rest.

I understand the importance of rest......for the mind, the spirit and the body......for healing.....for peace......for joy.  Honestly, I am beginning to enjoy my afternoon nap.....sitting on the porch.....hugging Blackie Bear......Rest is good!  I still push and often I push too hard, but that is not bad either, not as long as I find the time to rest.

If you are like I once was, if you scoff at rest, at naps, at any speed other than is time to find balance.  A siesta, a few minutes with a great book or just sitting still and'll be amazed at how much more you accomplish, how much more focused you can be.  Fatigue is more than just not being 100%, it is a warning that the body needs a break.....and sooner or later it will take it.......usually because of illness. is a four letter word, but one of the good ones.  Just start with small five minute breaks, if you make a habit of five minutes a day......your body, your mind and your spirit will thank you......and soon who might even take a nap!  


  1. These days I listen very very closely to my body! :-)

    Hope you have a good and peaceful rest! Take care

  2. Such great advice. My hubby comes home everyday for lunch and takes a 30-40min. nap before heading back to his office. I can't do that, but I do take advantage of good weather to stop and enjoy it instead of always thinking I have to use it to work outside or in!