Yesterday I began trying my different types of yoga and I started with Yin Yoga at the North London Buddhist Centre. The class was run by Norman Blair who has over 10 years experience of teaching yoga and although I will do a proper review shortly I wanted to tell you about a thought that came up in the class.
While we were holding one of our poses Norman told us about a quote from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne and it goes like this:
“What day is it?”, asked Winnie the Pooh
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet
“My favourite day,” said Pooh”
When I heard this it took a little while for the actual meaning to sink in but once it did I realised just how right it is and what a wonderful thing that it is put into a children’s story.
Once completely absorbed it lifted me instantly and made me realise that actually today is what I should be thinking about. The main reason for my concern here is that I have been getting very stressed lately and am suffering from an outbreak of eczema (something I only get when I am stressed). I think the main reason for feeling this way is that my mum and I have decided to close down our knitting business and although I am training to be a yoga teacher I guess I am worried about the future.
I do not know what I am going to do with my life and I think that is probably the first time I can ever say that. It has always been so easy for me and things have just fallen into my lap without any real thought. The question I need to ask myself is do I need to decide? I am trying to take a step back and let my intuition guide me, it has in the past been my best friend and I feel a bit deserted right now.
So the plan is to make today my favourite day and let the rest take care of itself!