Maturing – in many ways

Over the past few months I’ve been noticing that I’m getting older.  Seemingly overnight, I saw gray hairs grow, wrinkles appear, and my spine shrink.  I’m having to face the reality that my body is not “mine” to control, and that physical changes will continue – whether I want them to or not.

This morning when I rose from bed, my back and legs felt rather stiff – and I was reminded once again that indeed, I am aging.  Sigh.  After I brushed my teeth and netied my nose, I performed my usual yoga routine of eight sun salutations.  I perform the moves very gently and slowly – but the entire series only takes 10 minutes.

After I finished this brief bit of yoga, I stood up straight and tall (well, as “tall” as I can make my 5’4” frame) – and I felt much, much better.  I felt more loose and limber, but also more calm and peaceful.  Relaxed.  Accepting – come what may.

Stef

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About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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