#reverb10 Day 10:wisdom

December 10 – Wisdom Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway)

The  decision which comes to mind is continuing to practicing Bikram Yoga in general, and doing a  37 day challenge in particular.  I ended up doing 40 classes in 40 days and it was a remarkable experience.

It came bearing many gifts.

  • It enabled me to connect with my own body, mind and heart.
  • It allowed me to quiet my frenetic mind and find peace and stillness.
  • It helped me to release weight that I’d resigned myself to carrying around for the rest of my life. Almost 25 lbs of it so far.
  • It made me flexible and strong.
  • It showed me just how powerful my mind is and that I can choose it use in the service of my own good rather than my own misery.
  • It taught me that I’m stronger than I give myself credit for.
  • It revealed that I do in fact still have abdominal muscles. (Yay!)
  • It began a healing of my troubled, adversarial relationship with my body.

It is something that I will definitely be doing more of in 2011! I want to deepen my practice and see what more gifts it brings my way.

Note: Someday, perhaps in 2011 I will post pictures of myself practicing yoga.

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