Balance tough to achieve during yoga challenge

Between handling my work schedule and getting the SadFaceTM from my dog, balance has been a bit tough to achieve.

Whew!

Between handling my work schedule and getting the SadFaceTM from my dog, balance has been a bit tough to achieve but I’m working on it with lots of thanks to family, work and friends.

After a very difficult yoga class, I sat down with the instructor to admit that I was having difficult time. His gently put reply was that it is supposed to be challenging, and that is why we feel so great when we have completed a class.

He asked me to think about what daily challenges we have erased from our lives in the past 150 years and how easy we have made our lives.

It may have been the exhaustion causing me to have one of those hallucinatory moments, but I could swear I heard a little ‘DING’ go off in my head.

The 1990s brought us instant communication with the internet and affordable computers, the 1980s the remote control, further back are dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, heating at the touch of a dial, vehicles, electric lights, indoor plumbing — most of which are for convenience and have made our lives less challenging.

Now, I’m not about to give up my bathroom or my laundry machines, but with a bit of reflection I have a newfound gratitude that my life is easier, that we live in an amazing age, and possibly that pile of laundry staring me down isn’t such a big deal after all.

I am grateful that through hard work and support from friends, family and community that I can choose my challenges.

Comox Valley Record staffer Leslie Eaton has embarked on a yoga workout a day for a month in a quest for fitness. This is Week Two.

 

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