How things change in such a short time…

Over the last three weeks, I’ve experienced a few wonderful things that will truly have long lasting effects on my life.  It’s funny how little things can alter your outlook on life.  Getting a dog, trying a new yoga teacher (Ana Forrest) and meeting new people are all events that have occurred in my life in less than 21 days. 

Brian (my husband) and I rescued a Treeing Walker Coonhound named Briggs.  We’ve had him about 3 weeks.  Check him out:  briggs2.jpg .  Since being a yoga teacher allows me to be home every few hours throughout the workday, I’ve automatically assumed the role of primary caretaker of our new addition.  I’ve had the privilege of getting to walk, feed and play with him daily. 

I’ve concluded that walks are like daily yoga for dogs.  If they don’t get to move and breathe out in the fresh air, they store up their energy and take it out indoors.  Energy can take many forms —playful, tense, physical and emotional.  Energy can be active or passive.  Humans are similar in how they store tension and unfortunately, many people don’t realize the importance of simply moving the body and breathing.  An easy walk around the block can be a huge release.       

I have more to say, but I’m out of time.  Next blog post will cover my weekend workshop with Ana Forrest – new teacher for me.  So much to think about, so much to write about, so much to explore in life.  Until the next post, namaste.

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