October - a new beginning

A variation of vasisthasana, October 2021

A variation of vasisthasana, October 2021

It’s helpful to structure a day. a month and even a year.

Every day is a new beginning for me.

Every month is a new beginning as well. The past is over. The first day of each month gives a new opportunity to do something entertaining, something satisfying, something creative. It’s a reminder to reflect on one’s goals. Hints might arise what went well and what needs modification.

Some weeks are lame, some months as well. It doesn’t matter. Today was the first October. My motivation to practice was fresh. In the morning I practiced primary. In the afternoon I went to place not far away from my home to take new pictures.

Times are dynamic. Balancing poses are great to stay grounded. These balancing asanas are like a symbol, like a rock in the stormy sea. They don’t allow much thinking. Distracting thoughts often provoke that I fall out off a pose. Not to think calms the mind. There is so much worrying and even panic in the air, that it’s good to remind oneself that thoughts are thoughts, not necessarily the reality.

Lately I found a quote by Till Eulenspiegel: Even the truth is invented.

Breathing, practicing yoga, cooking, walking, all these activities can be daily joys despite all the limitations that we might experience these days.