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  • DebbieP 3:21 pm on January 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Week Two Adventure – Yoga 

    After months of slacking off, yoga is back on my schedule. I know that it’s supposed to be relaxing but seriously, the more I think about something the more anxious I get. The instsructor kept repeating “focus on your breath”. Well, when I focus on my breath my breathing suddenly becomes very forced and I feel like I’m hyperventilating. What’s so relaxing about that? And then I become very self-conscious because when my breathing becomes labored then it also seems to sound very loud. So I focus on my breathing even more…… It’s a viscous cycle. But, I’m going to keep at it. Maybe by the end of my 52 Adventures this year I’ll actually start to enjoy yoga (probably not).

    • Kimberly Hula 9:40 am on January 24, 2012 Permalink

      it’s good of you to try. I find myself getting more anxious than calm with yoga, too. There are as many yoga practictioners of the world, as there are fiesty kickboxers. Keep it up!

    • Andrea Gargano 9:58 pm on February 2, 2012 Permalink

      Maybe try focusing on an intention instead of breath? That could relieve some of the stress of focusing on breath. In time, the breathing just comes naturally and will feel less forced. Namaste 🙂

  • DebbieP 10:09 pm on January 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    I’m fighting off a hesitance to drop this before I even begin. What’s an adventure? Every day is an adventure if you just open your eyes. Anyway, no one wants to read about just any every day. So this week I decided to visit a museum. I’ve lived in the Chicagoland area for more than half my life and yet have seen very little of it. You see, I was a suburban mom. That means that instead of visiting museums, I was visiting soccer fields, and baseball fields, and football fields and basketball gyms and ice rinks. Occasionally I might get to visit a school auditorium. So now that my children are off in an attempt to become productive citizens and move on to having their own children and visiting soccer fields, and baseball fields, and football fields yada yada yada I can venture out in the Chicagoland area and act like a tourist if I want. The first museum I visited was the Museum of Science and Industry. And what exhibit did I see first? The Dr. Seuss exhibit! Does anyone see the irony here? Anyway, there was a lot more to see than just the Dr. Seuss exhibit but too much to see in just an afternoon. So I’ll go back. But before then I’m feeling a little out of sorts so maybe my next week adventure will be to attend a Bulls game……

    • wip78 10:59 pm on January 8, 2012 Permalink

      Yay! Get out there and explore this wonderful city of ours…especially during this fantastic weather!! Welcome, fellow adventurer. Game on!

    • Christine John 11:10 pm on January 8, 2012 Permalink

      LOVED your blog…..sorry I missed it. Want to see the “jellies” before they leave? I HAVE to, but have not as yet.
      You go girl !!!! ……and don’t look back !

    • Lorelei 6:44 am on January 9, 2012 Permalink

      You couldn’t have picked a better city to explore for a year! At least for the first year…

    • Neil 9:06 am on January 9, 2012 Permalink

      Love it! I’m feeling like I need a little adventure in my life!

    • NancyV 10:42 am on January 9, 2012 Permalink

      You know what they say, “You can rest when you’re dead!” Here’s to many adventures in 2012!!!!

    • Kimberly Hula 12:55 pm on January 9, 2012 Permalink

      I’m going to echo all these sentiments when I say the city is your oyster and you are a delight for taking advantage of it! Happy trails!

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