day 18 – flexibility

Welcome to day eighteen of 28 days of Self-Love.

Let’s continue to cultivate the habit of Self-Love through creativity, breath, and gratitude.


flexibility.  |ˌfleksəˈbilədē|
noun
the quality of bending easily without breaking.

  • Music Inspiration:  Glass Animals – Black Mambo

 

  • Day 18 Exercise: Be Flexible: mind/body/spirit

For today’s exercise, we are going to explore more about Yoga. If you have never taken a yoga class before, I suggest you find a local studio and take a vinyasa flow class, yoga 101, hot yoga, or ashtanga-based class. Although yoga has grown in popularity during recent years (in the U.S.) it has been hybridized and many different things have resulted from this. It has almost become too trendy and touted as a mere fitness routine.

While the practice of yoga can indeed be beneficial for your health and fitness it goes far beyond flexibility of the body and what most associate with when they hear the word: yoga. The practice of yoga is a mind, body, spirit healing practice. It is a transformative practice that helps keep the spine as flexible as the mind and calm the incessant internal chatter that can be detrimental to our subconscious mind.

So if you know of a reputable instructor or studio in your area I encourage you to try to schedule a few classes for your overall well-being and expansion of mind/body growth.

If that’s not possible for you or you’d rather explore a little on your own first that’s completely understandable as well. I have a subscription to Gaia which is a wonderful resource for yoga and meditation videos (not to mention an entire library of additional alternative programming). There are also many other apps and places on the web to find beneficial yoga instruction.

Maybe you already practice and if so, bravo! Keep it up. I began a personal weekly practice a year ago and cannot even begin to explain all the ways it has changed my life for the betterment of my personal growth and soul path.

So for today take a class or find a video online that you align with and set aside some time to connect with your breath and root into the space you occupy and enjoy.

 

  • Day 18 Create: Experimental Poetry

Here is a good article explaining Experimental Poetry. Think  e e cummings and his iconic avant-garde style that he is notoriously known for, though he began with traditional roots steeped in classical poetic forms.

Take any form you like and then begin to play around with all the components. Be flexible here. ;)  Just create.

 

Here is my creative work as a result of today’s exercise:

Flexibility.
Inspiration:

word play

Experimental Poetry: Dissolution

Dissolution

Veins
re-main
and I’m
d
i
s
carded
grains
a wash-
Impressionism-
I breathe the moonlight
& I’ve aband

oned

want—strains
of
the
d
i
s
eased
heart’s           plea
now taste,


dirty

Love and Ink,
Grace


I invite you to share your poems in the comment section below or link to a blog or personal website. Read and comment on others. Introduce yourselves. Get involved. I’m excited to see what all you lovely souls have created.

Be flexible in life. Breathe. Be fully present. See you back here tomorrow with another day of Self-Love.

14 thoughts on “day 18 – flexibility

  1. ‪People wal‬
    ‪King‬
    ‪To get‬
    ‪Her‬
    ‪Ring‬
    ‪Let‬
    ‪S-stands for‬
    ‪S-omm‬
    ‪E-nonsense‬
    ‪People S.O.S‬

  2. i
    ong
    to
    be
    by
    your
    side

    i
    count
    the
    days
    the
    hours
    the
    months
    the
    years

    i
    hear
    the
    hands
    on
    the
    clock
    as
    it
    spins

    tick
    tock
    tick
    tock
    tick
    tock

    it
    taunts
    it
    mocks
    as
    it
    turns

    how
    long
    do
    I
    have
    to
    wait

    when
    it’s
    too
    late

  3. De
    ni
    al

    self-deception in its highest form

    De
    ni
    al

    perception perseveres as the norm

    De
    ni
    al

    contaminates evidence of reality

    De
    ni
    al

    persists until truth can break free

Words, love them! Have some? Leave them.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s