Sunday, 13 January 2013

Channeling My Inner Yogi

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is learning to dance in the rain."

So today I am dancing. Or rather channeling my inner Yogi.


I struggled last week. I know the surgery is necessary. And as much as I am not looking forward to the recovery progress, I know I will be healthier because of it. But I must confess my body's reaction to the events of this past week have been very telling. Nausea. Migraines. Junk food craving. Sleepless nights. Loss of Appetite. All signs of the battle raging within.

I need my body strong as we move forward. And I need a way to calm all the questions and the unknowns that swirl in my head. My goal for this week is to stay present, balanced, and centered. All while prepping my body for what is to come.

Heading into surgery positive is just as important as heading in strong and healthy. 

So this week I will be focusing on a clean, primarily plant-based diet, combined with a daily yoga practice. 

Yoga has always been a very healing and restorative practice for me. It always quiets my mind, strengths my body, and helps me restore the balance. So while I can't go the distance with you all this week, I will be starting each day with a 30 min yoga practice. I plan to welcome each morning with 10 sun salutations sequence B, followed by 10 minutes of healing meditation.

I will be grateful for each day. Be accepting of this journey. And take solace in the strength I know this little defective body possesses. 

Let's do this!
Love Your Favourite Darwianian Fail
Krysten

20 comments:

  1. Aww girl - I'm glad you found something to calm yourself. You will be so healthy in the long run, keep it up!! I'm thinking about you!

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  2. I love your strength and attitude! And I agree that yoga is one of the best ways to get through this :)

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  3. You are a rockstar and such an inspiration. I agree that yoga will help you through all of this! I'll continue to send lots of positive thoughts.

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  4. I'm not happy to hear that you have to have surgery but I'm glad to hear that you have a solid game plan going heading in to the surgery! xo

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  5. Good luck with all that you will soon have to endure! It sounds like you are a very strong person!

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  6. You are simply.... AMAZING!!!! HUGS!!!!!

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  7. This is why I keep coming back to the mat, to focus and heal and restore from the inside out. Thinking of you and practicing with you this week.

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    1. Can I use my surgery as a way to further pressure you to come to Toronto in May?! Too much? A little unfair? hahaha COME ON!

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  8. Woke up and read your post this (Monday) morning - exactly what I needed to see for some stuff I've got doing on in my world. Your spirit shines as you dance in the rain, and the glow warms us all. Thank you and namaste.

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  9. I ADORE YOU.
    and your spirit.
    as always...if I can help---LET ME KNOW.

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    1. Can I use my surgery as a guilt tactic to sway you to come run with me and Pavement Runner in May?! Too much?! haha

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  10. You are always such an inspiration to me.

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  11. You are so amazing. Inside and out!
    hugs
    xo

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  12. My dad is going to be in Toronto this week and I totally wish I was going too so I could meet you!

    I started yoga to help with injury recovery/prevention, but have found that it is one of my favorite crosstraining go-to's. Those last 10 minutes of class have really helped me learn to let my mind be still... even if I only make it 3 out of 10 of those minutes with calm thoughts and no wiggling around.

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  13. you're one of the strongest girls i know!!! thinking of you.

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  14. You're wise to pay attention to those signs from your body- our eating habits so often reveal what's really going on in there! Yoga is a great release... hope it's a calmer week, and that you start to come to peace with this idea.

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  15. Love your yoga outfit - that's from Yogi Clothing, right? Love that you've found a balance to staying active, calm, and centered going into surgery. Still praying for you. :)

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  16. Wise girl! Thinking of you. You are such a strong and amazing woman!

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  17. Your so cute, you look fantastic! your one smart cookie. I'm glad you can do yoga and feel good!

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  18. Sorry that you are feeling this way. I think starting the day with yoga will be the perfect way to center yourself and begin the day fresh.

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