Wednesday when I finally had my lunch break at work, I was starving. I sat down with my sandwich, chips and drink and began to eat. I was distracted by thoughts and just kept taking bites from my sandwich without much thought or attention. Out of my lower vision something caught my attention...so I looked closer. It was a tiny spider sitting where I was about to bite! The spider was alive and seemed as surprised as I!!
This incident reminded me how often we take our eating for granted...eating our food mindlessly. I came very close to eating a spider and not even knowing it! (Not that it would have hurt me!) In our yoga practice we learn to focus on our bodies and our breath. But yoga does not end when we roll up our mats. The same focus we use on our mats, is used in our daily lives...focusing on all that we do. However, focusing on all we do, is a growth process. Each day we work on it, some days better than others. The spider in my sandwich reminded me that I was not very focused and brought me to a place of re- examining my focus in life.
Please share your stories of the challenges to focus in life on and off your mat or chair.
I enjoy yoga as it brings peace to my life. Teaching yoga has brought joy to my life and given me a chance to encourage others in learning yoga.