What Day is it?

Mercedes Aspland
By Mercedes Aspland / January 18, 2014

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!
About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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