Yoga til the Break of Dawn

I suppose that I should report on my last post about June's project of doing yoga for 30 days. Again like my last 30 day project, I didn't quite succeed in actually doing yoga everyday for 30 days, but I don't mind. I did yoga almost everyday and that was in itself transformative.

I am taking a break from 30-day projects for July, though I do feel a restless diligence that is motivating many of my actions.  30-day commitments or not, projects seem to be naturally manifesting through completion and it is quite satisfying (maybe a by-product of more yoga).  Just last night I have decided to start a project of 101 days of gratitude in a little over a month leading up until Thanksgiving.  The idea is to just acknowledge something that you are thankful for everyday. Keep a list, maybe take a picture, write a card.

But I think I've realized a little more an important lesson through my last project: Committing to something like yoga for 30 days is much bigger than that month. Its something I want in my life for the rest of my life.  The 30 day commitment helps to set a habit; its the habit I am after, less so the actual commitment.  Yoga practice lasts from now until tomorrow, then til tomorrow again.

This is a necklace I made years ago
that now rests under my bathroom mirror,
a constant reminder to just be.