“One step at a time is good walking.” – Chinese Proverb
Good morning peeps , meditation done.
Quote for the Day:
“One step at a time is good walking.”
With my yoga retreat in Morocco just under two weeks I have had to step up my recovery program for my injury. I have gradually increased my walking with Zeus and Zorro each day and on Sunday I walked for over two hours, which felt good, but I did stiffen up later in the day.
I have now begun stretching and doing my rehabilitation exercises everyday instead of every other day.
Today I am going to do my full yoga practice for the first time since the beginning of the year, which I am both excited and nervous about in equal measures. I am also going to do a leg workout for the first time in six months.
I feel like the shackles have been taken off me and I am really looking forward to doing the things I really enjoy. I still cannot do my favourite walk, along the beach and up the 100 steps of the South Sutors , stopping to sit on my favourite bench near the hilltop with an amazing view. At the right time of day, I can watch dolphins playing in the Firth. Then to the top, down along the American Way, and along the Ladies Walk back home in a walk that takes a little over two hours.
Before I can do my favourite walk, I will need to build up my glutes, quads and hip flexors before I can start walking up the steps and the steep incline of the hill, which I will do one day at a time until I am ready to attempt the 100 steps, one step at a time.
It is the same with my yoga practice, today is like starting from the beginning and I will be listening to my body, backing off from a pose if I feel any sharp pain and building my practice up pose by pose, asana by asana, day by day, until I am back to the place I was in my self practice before I got injured,
I will have to be patient and not expect too much, too soon, but I am delighted to be getting back on my yoga mat to practice properly and I feel like I have finally got my life back, for I have practiced yoga and meditation everyday for the last 10 years.
I find the practicing of yoga everyday really helps me in all aspects of my life.
The more I practice the stronger my breathing becomes and the more control of it I have and the calmer I have become.
The better I fuel my body the better I feel both mentally and physically.
The yoga poses and breathing teach me that if I control my breath I can control my mind. The pain and discomfort I feel in the awkward yoga poses, will go away if I breathe and stay calm. This mirrors situations in life which can seem impossible with no way out, but if you stay calm, focused and breathe then your head clears, the situation does not seem as bad as you first thought and you can see a way forward.
Yoga has taught me to focus my mind and not be distracted by outdoor forces and things that I cannot control.
I have also learnt that I cannot do all the poses or asana, but this is not failure, the point of yoga is not to be able to do all the poses, it is the daily process of trying to achieve them that is important. Because as soon as you have mastered a difficult pose, you will come across another one that you will feel is impossible, when you first start, but if you practice every day it will become a little bit easier as you improve every day.
Together with nutrition and sleeping, this is the basis of my Elysium Way Training System.
The Elysium Way enhances and enriches lives allowing you to reach your full potential physically, mentally and spiritually.
And one of the main components of the Elysium Way is practicing yoga.
If you would like to improve your breathing and clear your mind by introducing yoga into your life or to strengthen your daily practice to help you focus, smile more and achieve your goals and live the life of your dreams?
Why not take your first step and come on my yoga retreat in Morocco from Saturday March 18th to 25th and join me at the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort the new five-star luxury destination in El Jadida Morocco
The location is amazing.
It is a truly unique coastal destination resort, less than an hour drive south of Casablanca and set in a region abounding in contrasts that has preserved all its authenticity.
Rooms and suites overlook the lagoon, the golf course, the swimming pool and the patio, plunging down to the sea from the terraces and offering a 180-degree view over the Atlantic Ocean.
The view will take your breath away.
So if you would like to learn more about yoga and lose your fear of failure, come and join me for some fun in the sun at a beautiful, exotic location in Morocco, then Click Here
This really is the trip and chance of a lifetime.
But hurry it begins in less than two weeks.
Have a tremendous Tuesday
Take one step at a time, one day at a time
May all your dreams come true.
Breathe, Believe and Achieve
Be Happy, Healthy and Wise
Keep on Winning, Smiling and Living the Dream
Keep on Winning Smiling and Living the Dream