Friday, August 6, 2010

Creating Positive Habits

My intent for today is to remember to breathe as I release old habits and practice positive ones.

My inspiration came from an innocent conversation that Mikey and I had this morning about cereal.  Max and Alex can eat their cereal whether it be dry or soggy and enjoy it in any form; whereas Mikey and myself will only eat it while it is slightly moist.  Afterwards, I sat and reflected on this silly conversation which made me broaden my thoughts to the rest of my life.  What in my life do I do by habit, and how are these habits serving me?  I realized then that this was my intent for today, to change my perspective of the  soggy cereal at the bottom of the bowl.

I shared a Zen Story on Chasing My Bliss.   Would be curious to know what others understand from it.  It seems that this one has been interpreted two different ways.  I will keep my interpretation to myself so that I don't waver anyone's opinion. 

My morning yoga session was The Dancing Sun Sequence from Namaste Yoga.  This sequence combined standing poses with focus on Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II), Extended Triangle (Utthita Trikonasana), Revolved Triangle (Parivrtta Trikonasana) and Warrior 1 (Virabhadrasana I) to stimulate energy flow.

I practiced Kundalini Yoga Meditation this afternoon focusing on the Fifth Chakra (Vishuddha) which is located in the throat.  The core need of the Throat Chakra is to find your voice and speak your truth.  I thought it would benefit today's intent to locate my truth about my habits and help me find more creative ways to engage in more positive ones.

Love and Light.



Lisa said...

I'm with you on the cereal--I do the same thing! But you're right, we all do a lot of things just because we've always done them without thinking about whether or not they work for us.

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