I started out in muggy Oklahoma City, flew 143 passengers to Denver, flew another 130 passengers to Phoenix, then flew our last flight to Sacramento with another 143 passengers. Good golly, yes you guessed right... I am a flight attendant and I have been flying for about five years now while managing to lead a balance healthy life while teaching yoga.
I end up here in hot Sacramento, took a nap and woke up not knowing where I was. Honestly due to fatigue, most of the time I don't remember where I am every time I wake up. My mind and body are particularly worn. I noticed that lately, there is a lack of something. I found myself so caught up in my life "up in the air" that I am heedless about yoga. You know that moment when you meet someone and there is this remarkable quality that you suddenly find yourself so drawn to them? That is exactly how I feel towards yoga. Through yoga, my passion never dies. It's like a reset button when you know you are just fed up about something then you turn to yoga and everything becomes... new again.
Soooooo I decided to join a month membership at Mantra Yoga in Carslbad so I can be in that magical place again. One thing I find impossible is the balance between flying and teaching yoga. Contrary to the popular belief (LOL), I am not always living a balance and healthy life. There I said it... this blog is about to get real.
Truth is, balance is all about finding your ananda or bliss. It is about knowing when to say "thanks", weaving creativity, feeding your soul with good food, music and belly laughs. The minute you start causing yourself grief because you weren't able to get that Surya Namaskara in to have a peaceful morning... is like setting a bad intention for the day. Don't try to create the most perfect day, let go and allow for it to happen. In fact, its beautiful to have an awkward moment, unusual days and bad hair days (hmmm...).
There it is, my little life in a nutshell. I may not have the most perfect balance life. I may have tight hips for a yoga instructor but my life is enjoyable because I know that in no doubt, the universe is unfolding as it should.