Self Care Sunday ~ Poetry & Balance

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The Fire ~ Blue Love Poetry
The fire
Still burns
In my heart
For you
No different
Than it was
All of those years ago
When we first
Noticed each other
And found
Excitement
In each others eyes

The fire
Still burns
Between my legs
When I think of you
And remember
How my breath
Quickened in your glance
And my nipples hardened
When you stood close

The fire
Still burns
While I explore
The path
To my own happiness
As you find your soul
In our separation
Nothing has cooled off
The fire still burns
For you

Our connection
Is strong enough
To allow us both
To grow
Our love is big enough
To offer us both
Space for self exploration
Our attraction
Is wild enough
To remain untamed
With the passing time

When you rest
Your head on
Your pillow tonight
Remember
My fire still burns
For you
I still burn
For you
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It’s been a while since I wrote a poem for Blue LoveđŸ’™đŸ’«đŸ˜˜ I think I could not be creative because my damn job had me so out of balance. I just could not find my creative voice. It feels good to be me again đŸ’«

Since returning to practicing yoga a few weeks ago, I noticed I have some space back in my body. I also have balance back in my life and I am less anxious. I guess getting back to yoga everyday freed up space for me write poetry again.
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I decided a couple of weeks ago to do private yoga classes with one of my favorite teachers. Private yoga classes are like personal training but just in yoga. I decided to buy a package of private classes because I have Hyper Mobility Syndrome. Hyper Mobility Syndrome means that I am double jointed throughout my whole body and my joints move more than they should. This makes me super flexible but it also makes me super prone to joint issues and injuries.

I always knew I was double jointed but I never knew I had a Hyper Mobility Syndrome until a Rheumatologist was evaluating me for Auto-immune issues in 2017 and diagnosed me with it in that appointment. He said it’s genetic – I’m most likely missing a gene.  Since I am getting older, I want to ensure I take proper care of my joints while practicing yoga and I also want to customize a home practice that is appropriate for my body. I can do this in my private classes. I also am enjoying the private classes because I am exploring the idea of doing my Yoga Teacher Training in the next year or so. I found out I may be able to do it over six months. The private classes will help me build strength and I can assess if my body is up to it.  This is how I feel when I my yoga teacher has me hold Down Dog for a long time…

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Lastly, my favorite yoga pose is actually a Restorative Yoga Pose. It’s called Viparita Karani Pose or Legs Up The Wall.  I generally do this every night for a couple of minutes or so.  It’s very soothing. If I don’t feel like laying on the floor I will stack pillows on the bed and put my legs up against them.

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I can’t even express how happy I am to back to practicing yoga. I’m more centered, less anxious and general more happier. That doesn’t mean my job is any less crazy than it was last month. It’s still the craziest job I ever had
 It just means I am adjusting better. They are taking steps to make things better for me so I am trying to work it out with them. In the meantime, I will focus on finding my happy outside of work and in writing poetry again.  What’s your happy?

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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🩋

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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Kripalu in March, Furloughed In April, What’s Up For May?

ripalu 3Life is truly about adapting to change and learning to focus on the blessings instead of the challenges.

Yesterday I received official notice that I am being furloughed 88 hours between April 7th and September 30th due to Sequestration budget cuts. I will have to take one day off a pay period without pay which is a 10% paycut for the next eleven pay periods or until the end of the budget year. While this is stressful and makes me disheartened that our government is so dysfunctional that our Congress did not do their job to pass a budget, I am focusing on the blessing that it could have been worse. The Department of Defense furloughed employees 22 days (20% paycut) and the Department of Labor furloughed their employees 3 days a pay period (30% paycut). I was grateful to learn our furlough would only be 11 days.

I’ve been saving to go on a Yoga Retreat to Kripalu Center http://www.kripalu.orgin Berkshires, MASS for my birthday the week of March 21st. I held off booking this trip until I knew for sure how long I would be furloughed. If I was furloughed more than 11 days, I would not take the trip. However, now that I know my furlough is only 11 days, I called this morning to book my trip from March 19th to 22nd; I was disappointed. They don’t have any private rooms available for that date. I waited too long to book.  As I am going alone, I am not interested in rooming with a stranger for three nights. I was very sad. I worked hard for this trip this year. My body has changed and I’ve been looking forward to this trip for months. It was then I asked the representative if the following week was available. And, Yes, it was. So, I booked my trip Sunday, March 24th to Wednesday, March 27th. I won’t be there on my actual birthday because I waited too long to book but I will be there just a few days later. I will however call back before March 11th and see if they have cancellation for the prior week. While I am disappointed I will not be at Kripalu the week of my birthday, I am still very grateful I can still go on my Yoga Retreat this year and I will still be there in March:-)

Kripalu in March. Furlough starts in April. What’s up for May?

Below are pictures I took at Kripalu when I was there last year.