Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Yoga Practice

i didn't want to go. canceled the reservation but then went on again.  5 more sessions to complete the Flexi pass. it was close to 3pm and i was rushing. i do not want to be late. my body ached from yesterday's cardio exercises but still...i walked five blocks away with sweat trickling down the left side of my neck. 

but it must have been Mel's encouraging coaxing, the softness and warmth of her voice and the care she exudes in managing the exercises, the poses for newbies, actually, returnees to yoga like me. so in more than an hour, i struggled with the heat, but the in the poses, i was less wobbly and getting firm on my feet.

i'm just glad i have come. that's why Yoga is Practice. like writing, like Natalie Goldberg's writing practice. one just have to go back to it, get back to it, and persist despite the many reasons to say 'no'. to practice is to be there. the practice is to commit. the practice is to just do. the practice is saying 'no' to 'no-ing'. 

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