This morning I awoke with a bad case of sad. I lingered awhile in it and tried to figure out why I was sad. Nothing significant came to me and then I realized trying to “figure it out” wasn’t the best course of action I could take. I tried to work the sad out in my yoga practice and it still hung on tightly. It wasn’t until I went for my morning walk that things started to clear. I usually call a friend and chat when I walk in the mornings but I knew that this morning I needed to do something different. I changed my regular walk into a breathwalk and that was the magic bullet that shifted my mood.
“In addition to every benefit of aerobic exercise, Breathwalk gives you choice. Choice over mood. Choice over energy level. Choice over mental state.”
I’m glad I remembered this yogic tool. I’m also glad I made the choice to use it. We can have access to all the tools in the world but if we don’t choose to use them . . . 😦