I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving and no matter what trials and tribulations are going on personally in your life, I hope you found SOMETHING or SOMEONE to be thankful for.
My father was diagnosed with cancer in March when I went home to Minnesota for my birthday.
At 70 years old, my best friend, only confidant and father, passed away on July 14, 2014.
This year and this season has been a struggle for me however I am Thankful for yoga. :)
I quit my full time job so I could travel back and forth every month to see him. I reached out to friends I have met here in Maryland, to keep my three daughters comfortable in school and sports while I traveled. My mom quickly sold my childhood home that my father passed in, and moved to North Carolina to be closer to her sister. I lost that place I felt I ALWAYS had to go back to, but I found thankfulness that she is healing her own way, has her sister and is now only an 8 hour drive away.
I taught in DC on my fathers birthday 11.19.14 and I found Thankfulness for my breath. I used the breath to help me pull through the grief. I reached out to the energy of the class and enjoyed sharing the breath and smiles that looked back at me.
Its not always easy and we all struggle together. Know that no matter where you are or who you are with, you are not alone and there are many people who feel the way you do.
Use this time to practice the breath and know you have it AND yoga to help center and ground you through the busy and sometimes stressful days.....
I am THANKFUL for MY Breath....