After I had a YOGA class of a fitness club in this morning, I tried to help an old man to put on his mat after I did.
And I tried to reach my hand to his mat, he tried to shake me hand.
I was a little surprised but I thought that it was a nice timing to start talking to him for the first time.
I was doing today's YOGA at a different place because my usual place was fulled with other people.
So I set my YOGA mat in front of the old man but I didn't watch his posture at all during YOGA time.
I just concentrated to my natural breath and relaxation inside of myself but I heard of his hard breathing to keep up the Yoga class.
We started to talk after we shook our hands and I introduced myself a little.
And I asked his experience YOGA practice and his body condition and I suggested him to let his body feel easy during Yoga.
He tried to do his best, I guess when I heard of his breathing but I wanted him not to do YOGA postures too much.
And we really had a nice talking together for a while and we became nice YOGA friends.
In the YOGA class, there are many senior people and women are more than men usually.
The Yoga class is gentle and nice flow for me and I can feel relax and comfortable with the teacher's guide.
I am very happy to get a nice friend today and I am really glad to talk to the gentleman for the first time today.
Also I met nice women in the class already and I am very lucky to get some wonderful YOGA friends there little by little.^^
Yoga is very great tool to make our body and mind keep healthy condition to know my today's body condition.
This is 14th years to start my YOGA and I want to keep my YOGA life from now on with peaceful mind and gentle heart always.
After today's Yoga class of a fitness club, I tired to talk the Yoga teacher for the first time to introduce myself.
She was so kind that she gave me nice information about her Yoga and her contact kindly.
I really like her atmosphere of Yoga class and her instruction let me feel relax and comfortable naturally.
I can feel her kind heart with peace every time when I was in her Yoga class.
And I got her contact and I will sent my message for her later, for sure.
I want to get ready my mini business of Yoga, Detox and organic vegetarian diet in the U.S.A., little by little, so I need to expand of my community of life in Seattle.
At first, I could talk to my Yoga teacher today and I felt so happy after we talked a little.
Anyway, everything will happen to me something to go forward of my life and I can feel so much positive thinking inside of my heart day by day.
World is waiting my passion to contribute with my benevolence anyhow and I want to do my mini business little by little to make this world better and peacefully more than now.
Today, it will rain in this afternoon, so I have enough time to do anything at home by myself.
How is your half of this month in 2018??
Yesterday it was first New Moon in this new year and I can feel so much clear and fresh feeling in my mind to start NEW DAY today.
I wish that your day after New Moon day will be wonderful with smile and love!!^^
Anyway, I am so happy to get to know my favorite Yoga teacher that I could talk to her today.
I really like her peaceful heart and kind words to me and I want to contribute my life to YOGA world more and more...^^
For Yoga, to relax is the most important part during keeping any postures.
And I found my favorite Yoga class of a fitness club and I went there in this morning.
She has taught Yoga class so many years that her class is always many students to enjoy her Yoga.
Her instruction is very simple to understand with peaceful atmosphere.
And she uses nice relaxing music and I like her way of teaching Yoga.
To relax during Yoga class is my essential part of my YOGA style and leaning.
Today, I felt so much relaxation with natural breath and I felt so much peace inside of my heart after Yoga class.
David tried to do her Yoga class only 1 time and he likes it, too.
To make our body and mind relax is not easy during our daily life.
But to keep some postures during Yoga can let myself concentrate my breath and Yoga postures to feel myself peacefully.
I want to share my Yoga style from now on in the U.S.A. little by little for someone's relax life.
Also in this year, I will challenge myself to teach Japanese class at an organic sushi restaurant in downtown Seattle.
My mission of life will start in this year little by little with my own pace and I want to enjoy it with confidence and passion.
I hope that this new year will be wonderful one in my life to share with my passion and love.
How is your 3rd day of 2018??
I hope that you can start new year with bright feeling of yourself & hopeful mind as much as possible...^^
Be happy always and shall we enjoy our own life in this year, too??
I wish that you have a great year with smile and pleasure a lot in 2018!!^^
I went to a Yoga class of a fitness club in this morning.
Every Sunday morning, our neighborhood and city are silent anyhow.
I started to walk to the fitness club to have a Yoga class and the road is icy,
It will be nice weather today, so the temperature outside is very chilly.
I had a Yoga class after 20 minutes walk by myself and the classroom was almost full.
Yoga teacher of Sunday morning is very young and talks a lot, so sometimes I feel that I need more silent time of Yoga to focus inside of my body and mind.
Yoga is not just doing of continual postures so much, but most Yoga teachers teach us so much postures to use our body muscles.
But I learned traditional Yoga that YOGA needs to keep one posture as long as possible with comfortable breath and relaxation.
So just I try to focus on my peaceful breath and inside of my body's feeling anyway in all Yoga classes.
Many people tried to keep up with this young Yoga teacher's instruction but I don't want too much.
Anyway, I felt nice feeling inside of my body and mind after Yoga class and I can enjoy walking on the way back to home after Yoga class.
It is so beautiful sunshine and blue sky, so I am so glad to enjoy peaceful Sunday morning a lot.^^
From last month, I started to have Yoga class at a fitness club for free.
I usually go to a Yoga class before noon.
So I started to wake up not to be late for the Yoga class after I got ready for our dinner.
Today the Yoga class started 9:45 a.m. and I woke up 6:30 a.m.
These days it rained a lot but it became nice weather with sunshine today.
So I felt so nice without rain that I enjoyed walking on the way to the fitness club.
Today's Yoga class was almost full of the classroom, because it is Sunday today.
And today's Yoga teacher is very cheerful and young lady and I just focused on my natural breath not to push doing hard of all Yoga postures.
American Yoga tends to let us teach so many kinds of postures like exercises without relaxation.
But it is not true Yoga based on traditional basic YOGA originally, I believe.
I need to keep my pace without following too much of Yoga postures because I was hurt my left back last week, because of some hard postures.
So I need to adjust to do some Yoga postures with my body not to hurt anymore.
Anyway, I like Yoga and many kinds of teachers can teach as they like and want, I guess.
So just I need to focus on my pace with my peaceful breath and comfortable movement always.
I am very happy to enjoy Yoga class to start my day.^^
Today I went to have a YOGA class on Sunday for the first time at a fitness club.
From last week, I started to take part in some Yoga class at this fitness club and I tried to have a Yoga class of different teachers.
And today is the 4th teacher of Yoga class and she was talking too much for me to keep my mind & body in peace during Yoga.
She looks very young with cheerful energy and there were no space in a big room.
Her Yoga style was typical American Yoga style like an exercise and it was too many postures in an hour of Yoga class for me.
Some students tried to keep her pace and I heard of many people's tough breathing during Yoga class.
I think that Yoga is essential to keep each breath naturally with comfortable feeling but her Yoga can not give us relaxing breath at all.
But most people looked enjoying her Yoga class, so just I understood that this is American Yoga.
I had some Yoga class from last week so my body felt a little pain at some body's area.
So just I need to be careful not to make my body doing too hard to hurt my body.
I don't need to keep up with American Yoga exercise at all.
So I want to try my own pace with peaceful breath and comfortable feeling at any Yoga classed in this fitness club, anyway.
I learned a lot of American Yoga these days and it was fun for me to experience Yoga exercise to focus on my Yoga style.^^
Today, I went to a fitness club to have a YOGA class from noon.
This is 3rd of Yoga class of this fitness club and the teacher was different from previous 2 Yoga classes.
So just I wanted to check how kind of Yoga class today.
Today, the students were less than before and they were about 15 people.
At the begging of today's Yoga class, it looked gentle but in the middle, it became harder little by little.
I am YOGA teacher so I felt that YOGA need to make our body and mind relax after each Yoga posture.
But most American Yoga class, most Yoga teacher offer many kinds of postures one by one without relax time.
Yoga is not only making some typical posture.
To make our body keep a posture and then relax needs to let our body feel relax by using our body's automatic nerve system naturally.
So too much keep doing Yoga posture cannot give our body and mind relaxation enough but only fatigue after some exercises.
In the U.S.A., YOGA is misunderstood as a kind of exercises but I don't think so at all.
But some kinds of YOGA class can give me nice lesson how to guide YOGA to my students from now on, so I can enjoy any kinds of Yoga classes these days.
This fitness club is free for David and me, because David's working company gave this free member card for us.
So just I want to enjoy having Yoga class my my own pace as much as possible.^^
Today, I went to have a YOGA class at a Fitness club by myself.
A few days ago, David and I went to the same Fitness club to have a YOGA class together for the first time.
Today's teacher was different from the previous lesson, so I wonder how YOGA class today is.
Today's Yoga class was full of classroom and there were so many ladies there.
And I really liked to have this YOGA class because it was gentle to make my body & mind relaxed more than before.
After the YOGA class, I had an organic apple, a pear and some dried figs at cafe corner by myself.
Before YOGA, I don't want to eat anything to keep my stomach empty.
So all great organic fruits could give my body satisfaction enough.
Only 1 hour of YOGA class let me feel so short that I wanted to do YOGA more.
But the classroom would have another class after YOGA, so all schedule of YOGA was for only 1 hour unfortunately.
Anyway to take a walk to the fitness club is only 20 minutes and I really enjoy on the way to there by walk.
Especially it is nice weather with sunshine & blue sky, so I am so glad to enjoy the YOGA class by myself today...^^
Every day, I do my YOGA usually to start NEW DAY.
To focus on how I feel my body today and breathing is my essential part of my life when I started to YOGA about 12 years ago.
Now, for me, YOGA is my part of life and it tells me how to live by using my body and mind properly.
If you don't feel clear without brushing teeth, I would feel same way without my YOGA TIME every morning.
Every day, my body is different from yesterday and YOGA tells me how I feel today.
And after my YOGA time, I can feel clear inside and outside of my body.
After YOGA time, I usually meditate about 20 minutes and I can concentrate my breath with calm & peaceful condition.
Sometimes my body can not feel comfortable but after YOGA, I can feel much better my body than before.
Also YOGA has big influence with my mind not only for body.
Because YOGA can facilitate my stable & calm breath naturally and my inside of silence can make me feel peace.
How wonderful YOGA is!!
I really appreciate with YOGA itself because it can guide my life for better & right way as I wish.
And YOGA has great wisdom how to live in this world, so I love YOGA so much in my life and I want to share with it from now on.^^
This week is coming "Thanksgiving" on Thursday.
And from last Sunday, the holiday week has already started in Seattle.
Many people look to forward to having Thanksgiving day with shopping & fun to get ready.
Already some people started to spend holidays in this week.
David & I are going to join his elder brother's home to join "Thanksgiving party" on Thursday.
There will be about 14 participants there and I am looking forward to sharing with all of them 2 days later.
Today I have to get ready for our "Thanksgiving party" by cooking something to bring my salad for all participants.
And I also have so many things to do today.
But I started to do my YOGA practice as usual and I felt nice feeling inside of myself.
To create my mind & body by YOGA can start my TODAY to concentrate what I really need to.
And I could finish everything I have to do today and I could feel so much satisfaction with my completion to get ready for Thanksgiving today.
I almost forgot to eat my fruits for lunch snack because I concentrated too much to forget my appetite.
But I am very happy to finish my task today.
And I need to take a rest with organic apple & dried figs to get some energy of fruits in this afternoon soon!
Author:Masuda Keiko (増田佳子)
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