I have something I need to confess. The last time I visited with a great friend from college, we decided we’d meet up and go to an evening yoga class together. We had both worked long stressful days, and we thought unwinding with a vigorous yoga practice was just what we needed.
However, we were supposed to meet up in time for the 6:30 class, but we were both stuck in traffic. We got there exasperated and both said, “I haven’t even eaten anything in hours!”. So we looked next door to the studio, and there was a cute cafe.
A few appetizers later (and 2 glasses of wine each), we were happy, laughing, and getting caught up on new and old times. And then as we started to wrap up our meal, my friend looked at her watch and said, “Kath, there is still another yoga class this evening; let’s go!”. So we sheepishly stumbled in there, our coordination not at 100%. We felt like hedonistic coo-coo birds, but we had a lot of fun (and didn’t push extended headstands for too long). A few weeks later, my friend sends me this article which talks about how folks are Getting their Zen Back on With Beer Yoga. It is worth a read if you love beer and maybe just want to fit a little yoga into your life. I guess the point is, don’t take yourself too seriously, even when practicing an ancient (thousands of years old) tradition.
I recently talked with John Lee Dumas on the #1 podcast EOFire about how to life a happier and healthier life. I offered a gift to his listeners (fire nation) which included a multi-media set (PDF, audio files and photos). The gift was, by the way, my attempt to inspire more people to try yoga. (I did not mention drinking beer or wine however). Here’s more info:
What an honor to be interviewed by the incredible John Lee Dumas about the Freedom Journal and how it can help you to meet your top goals in life.
You won’t want to miss our conversation where I talk about
and also share with you my story about how I achieved up to 250% of goal on my SMART goals related to a book launch as well as a podcast launch.
I quote the best advice I’ve ever received – “Focus on what you can control and stop complaining about what you can’t control” and also share with you one of my favorite Chinese proverbs that might change how you view your own freedom in life. Click on the play button below to listen: