Good Health is like a Mixing Bowl …

Thursday Day 8: Some recruits feeling a little tender around the kidney/ adrenal area, from the postures and twists waking that area up. All report finding abdominal muscles and a sense of strength.  Secretly – only Spirit said it in the reporting in session – but apparently everyone has been experiencing it – the troops are ravenous! Sgt will talk more about yoga’s effect on metabolism and digestion next week – and the experience of hunger.

Meanwhile we discussed the concept that health is not a linear process – as in “I will give up coffee for 4 days to unload my liver, and then I blow it by having coffee again on the weekend” – like a black and white success and failure issue.

Your health process is akin to putting many, many elements into a giant mixing bowl. Just like the chemistry that goes on with your baking when one ingredient affects another [think of how baking soda affects the other cake ingredients for example], each element of your existence – your food intake, thoughts, beliefs, emotions, physical movement, breath, environment, seasons, age, sensory input, effect of your past, things denied/ suppressed, etc affect each other.  You can only ever hope to be Santosa.

You can only ever, at any point in time say – “for this moment I have done my best. I have full, and loving acceptance of that. I take full responsibility for my actions and the consequences. I decide to be happy with that. “ In other words – you can’t take the eggs out of the cake mixture, so, REALISTICALLY,  don’t fret over it!

Have a happy Yogic, Santosa Weekend.  See you 6 am for week three!  Sgt Bootcamp.

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Susan WANMER. Well-known and well-loved Australian Yogini. Susan not only trains Yoga Instructors and Yoga Teachers, but she runs Workshops and Retreats where you are immersed into the balmy sea of her Yoga! Milton Yoga Studio has been her base in Australia for the last 10 years, but check out her website for more of her extraordinary Yoga and Coaching.

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