Last year I made a list of resolutions and my mantra was “balance.” I have to say that I did a great job sticking with everything this year!
I have been doing this and I have noticed the benefits. I recently started drinking a cup of ginger turmeric tea after every meal to help with my digestion.
I didn’t quite meet my goal weight, but I lost 15 lbs and have kept it off!
Smoked this challenge! It was easier than it sounds.
This was as hard as it sounds, but I did it! I toned and sweated. It was a great balance with my yoga practice.
I am working on my new career path as a yoga instructor, and have never been happier with the choice of leaving internet project management behind. I am finally doing something I know I can put my heart and soul into.
I started this, but have so much more to go. I did purge some of the stuff in my storage (thank you BFF for taking some of the furniture). My kid has a ton of stuff and I swear keeps getting more! I have a horrible rats nest of stuff on the floor in my closet. I need to just purge and not look back.
I blew this goal out of the water by reading 37 books!
My daughter’s reading has improved so much! She is now reading 30 minutes every day on her own!
I completed my training at the end of November and am officially certified and registered as a yoga teacher!
So, this year I decided to skip the resolutions and try something new! On New Year’s Day one of my favorite yoga teachers lead a group of us in 108 Sun Salutations to celebrate the new year, the new moon and to set our 2014 intentions. Why 108? It is a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. Malas (prayer beads used for counting mantras during meditation) are made with 108 beads. The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. There are 108 sacred sites throughout India, 108 Upanishads and 108 sacred points in the body.
My intention for this new year is to bloom into the yoga teacher I know I can be. I want to share with people everything I have learned on and off the mat, from my years of practice and excellent training. I want find my personality and rhythm in each class I teach.
My other intention is to manage my new career. This means managing my budget and balancing my schedule. It means pursuing opportunities I naturally would shy away from and not being scared of rejection. It mean taking all of that training and turning it into something my parents can be proud of.
Here is to 2014 being my year of BEING PRESENT! (Ok, that is 2 words, but who said a mantra had to be only one word anyway?!)