This morning I did yoga with Adriene Mishler, the voice of several characters in the DC Universe Online including Lois Lane, Supergirl, Powergirl, and Raven. I should probably clarify that Ms. Mishler was on a YouTube video on my tablet and I was in my pajamas in my living room, but how cool is it that we live in a world where we HAVE the option of doing yoga with the voice of Supergirl! Pretty Awesome!!!!
I knew I was carrying a lot of tension in my shoulders and this video seemed to work wonders. Adriene Mishler is a great motivator and I needed a true beginner workout. This video was perfect!
So, I’m still working off of my list, The List of MORE. I’ve decided that I should be keeping an eye on my blood pressure, in addition to everything else, as part of “Self-Care.” I don’t usually think about my heart, but it’s an extraordinary part of me. The thing is, we can’t see our hearts, so they tend to become neglected until something goes wrong and we must notice. A heart isn’t like a foot. You can’t get corrective shoes or insoles. You can’t soak a heart in Epsom salts. But I can practice yoga in my living room. I can do activities that will bring oxygen to my blood and heart. I can eat food that will nourish my heart. I can show kindness to my heart by listening to what it has to say.
Today my heart told me that my blood pressure has gone up to 123/90. It’s not terrible, but it’s higher than it should be. My heart is working harder than it has in the past just sitting at rest. I suppose that means I haven’t been very kind to my heart, especially in the last couple of years. I’ve neglected to give it the tools it needs so my heart and I can have a good life together. But Kindness is on my list—and that’s linked with forgiveness. It doesn’t do my heart any good to wallow or feel bad about the weight I have gained. My heart doesn’t want a pity party. It wants me to take care of my body. The whole package.
Have a wonderful day!